Bend-Redmond ranks as the second best city for job growth in America.
With a 26.6% job growth rate, the Bend-Redmond metropolitan area is seeing job growth in construction, mining and logging at an annual 11.6 percent growth rate, education and health services at 6.3 percent and manufacturing at 5.4 percent.
The hottest job markets today are mid-sized cities with universities and large employers. The national unemployment rate hovers at 3.7 percent, while Bend-Redmond is at 3.4 percent.
Here are the top 10 cities with job growth in the country:
Lake Charles, Louisiana 28.3 percent
Bend-Redmond, Oregon 26.6 percent
Elkhart, Indiana 24 percent
St. George, Utah 23.4 percent
Greeley, Colorado 21.1 percent
Gainesville, Georgia 20.9 percent
Fayetteville, Arkansas 20 percent
Boise City, Idaho 18.6 percent
Austin, Texas 18.4 percent
Reno, Nevada 18 percent