Austin moves up in job market rankings

Austin American Statesman |

Austin’s job market is one of the best in the country, based on new data from, an online job posting service.

Austin had 56 job postings per 1,000 residents in the second quarter, making it the fourth healthiest big-city job market in the country, the company said. That was up from a seventh-place ranking in the first quarter.

Washington remained the top market, with 133 postings per 1,000 residents, followed by Baltimore (90) and San Jose (80).

Dallas, with 36 postings, ranked 20th, San Antonio was 23rd, and Houston was 34th with 32 postings per 1,000 residents.

The lowest ranked city was Detroit, with 15 postings per 1,000.