Austin TX Tops List Of Most Challenging Cities For Recruiters To Secure Applicant Flow

Put together population growth and unemployment rates, and you have two indications for evaluating tough markets to recruit new employees. If you determine you need to relocate talent, better throw in media income and housing costs (in this case represented by media rent.)  Here are today’s ten most challenging markets to recruit new employees:

 

No. 1: Austin, TX

Population Growth: 3.8%

Unemployment Rate: 6.2%

Median Income: $31,170

Median Rent: $968

 

No. 2: Washington, DC

Population Growth: 2.7%

Unemployment Rate: 10.2%

Median Income: $43,993

Median Rent: $1,823

 

No. 3: San Francisco, CA

Population Growth: 0.9%

Unemployment Rate: 8.6%

Median Income: $46,777

Median Rent: $2,702

 

No. 4: Denver, CO

Population Growth: 3.3%

Unemployment Rate: 9.1%

Median Income: $32,051

Median Rent: $931

 

No. 5: Houston, TX

Population Growth: 2.2%

Unemployment Rate: 8.2%

Median Income: $26,849

Median Rent: $1,311

 

No. 6: Fort Worth, TX

Population Growth: 2.3%

Unemployment Rate: 8.0%

Median Income: $24,270

Median Rent: $980

 

No. 7: Dallas, TX

Population Growth: 2.1%

Unemployment Rate: 8.5%

Median Income: $27,251

Median Rent: $792

 

No. 8: Seattle, WA

Population Growth: 2.0%

Unemployment Rate: 7.5%

Median Income: $41,695

Median Rent: $1,417

 

No. 9: San Antonio, TX

Population Growth: 2.4%

Unemployment Rate: 7.4%

Median Income: $22,333

Median Rent: $823

 

No. 10: Charlotte, NC

Population Growth: 2.7%

Unemployment Rate: 9.2%

Median Income: $31,667

Median Rent: $790

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