It’s harder to be happy and healthy without a good job. What you do for a living influences your overall satisfaction, just like a healthy job market contributes to a city’s growth. Want to change careers? Ready to move to a better place? You just need to know where to look.
Governing reviewed Labor Department numbers to find the states with the most job growth in 2017. Those who value warm weather will see one sunny state added tons of new jobs last year (page 9).
- Job growth rate (2017): 1.6%
- Growing industries: physical therapy, construction, nursing
- Surprisingly lucrative trade: cost estimation
Montana makes it on two lists — one good and one bad. Sadly, Montana is the 17th most dangerous state in the U.S., ranking low in personal and residential safety. The plus side of living in “Big Sky Country”? Its job market is growing steadily.
Next: Things get wild in this New England state.