Obama Outlines Jobs Plan

Posted September 09, 2011

American Jobs ActPresident Obama on Thursday outlined a plan that he says will put millions of Americans back to work.

Key components of the $450 billion American Jobs Act include:

While not all are in agreement about Obama’s plan – or his efforts thus far – there’s no debate that something needs to be done to spur job growth.

Below is a list of the 25 U.S. metropolitan areas that have had the largest decrease in job growth year over year for positions paying $50,000 or less per year, according to CareerBliss data.

Top 25 Cities in Greatest Need of Job Growth

RankCityJob Growth
1Orlando-33.33%
2Austin-30.56%
3Hartford-28.65%
4Pittsburgh-25.63%
5Omaha-24.00%
6Des Moines-23.21%
7Fort Worth-21.97%
8Tulsa-20.40%
9Minneapolis-19.90%
10Phoenix-19.79%
11New York-19.66%
12Dallas-19.23%
13Philadelphia-19.12%
14Louisville-18.80%
15New Orleans-17.84%
16Brooklyn-17.39%
17Denver-17.02%
18Cincinnati-16.92%
19Los Angeles-16.86%
20Jacksonville-16.56%
21Detroit-15.96%
22San Antonio-15.29%
23Seattle-14.81%
24Cleveland-13.79%
25Boston-13.78%
*Data accounts for top cities with the largest decrease in job growth year over year (2010-2011).

CareerBliss data also shows that many of the cities listed above have large industries which were impacted by the recession including, the automotive industry, construction, real estate and finance which impacts their overall ranking.

CareerBliss CEO and Co-Founder Heidi Golledge said, “After researching millions of jobs, company reviews and salary data points over the last two years, CareerBliss data concludes that there has been significant losses in jobs related to education, infrastructure and construction. If the President’s call to invest 50 billion in infrastructure and modernize education is heeded we could very well see job growth in these areas and an immediate increase in career happiness for the U.S. and, specifically, the cities on our list, which truly need a boost to their job growth and morale.”

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