Las Vegas Predicted to Have 3rd Highest Job Growth Through 2020

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A new report prepared for the U.S. Conference of Mayors, the Council on Metro Economies and the New American City tabulates recent trends in employment growth and makes some predictions about where things are headed through the end of the 2010s.

Las Vegas was tied for 3rd in the nation for job growth from 1990 to 2016:

But was slower to recover from the recession than other areas:

Now, the projected annual job growth through 2020 shows that Vegas is back, baby! The city is tied – with Reno! – for 3rd highest for employment growth over the next few years.

And the good news looks to cover most of the Sunbelt in the coming years:

Dive into the data even more in the full report, here.