The latest edition of our list shows many things, but perhaps the most important is which cities have momentum in the job creation sweepstakes. Right now the biggest winners are the metro areas that are adding higher-wage jobs thanks to America’s two big boom sectors: technology and energy. Our rankings are based on short, medium and long-term employment performance, and take into account both growth and momentum — whether growth is slowing or accelerating. Texas boasts a remarkable four major metros in our top 10, Dallas-Plano-Irving (No. 6 ) (For a detailed description of our methodology, click here.)


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