What’s the US Job Outlook for 2017?
Will the Jobs Juggernaut Continue into 2018?
It’s a sunny forecast for jobs and housing in 2017. A marriage made in heaven. And although 2017 started off tentatively because of the US government transition, it appears employer outlooks are improving.
Cities such as Cleveland, Dayton, Akron, Chicago and Detroit, decimated by Free Trade and an outflux of workers may not be revived, but there are plenty of cities such as Plano TX, Sioux Falls IA, Deltona FL, Cape Coral FL, Scottsdale AZ, Orlando FL, Honolulu HA, which might offer you a dream job and dream lifestyle.
Good advice for anyone young, is don’t hold back or limit yourself, especially at a time when the economy gives you a 95% chance of success. The latest jobs report in January 2017 was excellent, despite the government transfer. The democrats will give up as wages improve, exports grow, and the middle class begins to reappear. It won’t happen overnight and there is no housing market bubble.
Avoid the media “sour grapes” rhetoric. Transitioning the US back to health is no easy task and losing the status quo will hurt, but only a little. This is the time for Millennials to envision a better job and prepare for the future when they may launch their own business. Millennials, be smart. You deserve a better life. You’ll get that student loan paid off!
The 2017 Jobs Forecasts and Data
Where should I look for the best jobs? Does Florida, California, Texas have the opportunities I want? The charts, videos and commentary below show the best cities and employent/jobs sectors with the most promise. From manufacturing to transportation and infrastructure development to energy to retail trade, 2017/2018 looks like a rare opportunity for US workers to move, land a good paying job, grow their skills, experience, enjoyment, or buy a home, travel, and invest.
“Today, the ratio of unemployed Americans to open jobs stands at 1.4 to 1, down sharply from 6.6 to 1 during the last recession in July 2009. That shrinking pool of job seekers translates into fewer available candidates — leading to today’s growing reliance on recruiting from passive, already employed candidates.” – from Andrew Chamberlain, chief economist at Glassdoor.com
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New Job Outlook Reports are Out
A couple of new job outlook reports are worthy reads as we move into the first and second quarter of 2017. The first report from ManPowerGroup offers a bright outlook for many US cities. However, with the repatriation of jobs to the US, where will the skilled professionals to fill them come from? Most engineers are in China and India.
Nearly One in Five U.S. Employers Plan to Hire in Q1 2017
This forecast for 2017 was really a rollover of the previous year, and we haven’t yet felt the coming impact of the Trump Administration’s policies to bring jobs back to the US. And the jobs returning may be of especially good quality with great pay — engineering, robotics, research, energy production, programming, design, and even good old manufacturing.
Baltimore has suffered just as much as those in Ohio, New York, Pennsylvania, Michigan and Illinois. What will turn that around for these cities?
Will Fair Trade Create a Better Outlook for the US Worker?
What we learned from the free trade era is that good jobs inevitably leave to be near where products are designed and manufactured. And investment flows in a millisecond, away from taxation to the cheapest labour markets. US investment dollars then build jobs in other countries. What’s left are skeletal retail sales and distribution jobs — few, part-time, and poor paying — the kind you already know all too well. Canada and the UK have suffered equally with Free Trade however, will Fair Trade deliver sustained employment between honest trade partners? I believe it will.
The new post-Obama era holds a lot of promise for Millennials and Gen Z’s who are sadly mired in personal and student loan debt and only have a vague dream of ever buying a home. For babyboomers, this last kick at the can might be a very good kick!
The fact the US has performed as well as it has, shows this country’s creativity and resilience through the past 30 years. But this is a momentous time where very high quality jobs and business investment money will return to the US. Those who are skilled and experienced should be in exceptionally high demand and incomes will definitely rise. It’s good to be skilled and in demand!
Fresh Updated Forecast from Manpower Group
According to the new study and report by ManpowerGroup, a major information provider for employment forecasts, predictions and outlooks. Manpower Group surveyed more than 11,000 employers to learn more about their attitudes, needs and forecasts for hiring.
From the ManPowerGroup report, here are the cities with the best job forecast outlook:
Best Employment Sectors: Manufacturing, Wholesale & Retail Trade, Transportation & Utilities
Which Sector will see the best growth? If you ask President Trump, he might say manufacturing. Wholesale, Retail trade, professional and business services, and financial look pretty good for 2017. See the forecast for East, West, South and North US here.
The ManpowerGroup report doesn’t touch much on the Oil & Gas industry which could significant growth. Oil prices are rising slightly to under $60 a barrel for the next 2 years. With a rising USD dollar, US energy exports could be very lucrative. Will North Dakota see a jobs boom?
According to the US energy jobs report,
“Energy Efficiency employers project the highest growth rate over the next 12 months (9%), followed by Electric Power Generation (7%); Transmission, Distribution, and Storage (6%), and Motor Vehicles (3%).
The report suggests manufacturing in the energy sector will be low growth, but will Trump’s intentions change that?
The Best and Worst Cities for Jobs in the US
WalletHub has released its survey of US employers and generated a rating system of best cities for jobs. WalletHub’s analysts assessed 150 of the most populated U.S. cities across 23 key indicators of job-market strength. Criteria for job outlook rankings included: job opportunities, employment growth, median annual income and more. You can see the full list at Wallethub.com
Where will you find a job this year? Here’s the latest employment outlook in the US:
|Rank||City||Total Score||‘Job Market’ Rank||Socio economic Rank|
|4||Sioux Falls, SD||64.72||5||11|
|5||San Francisco, CA||63.37||6||34|
|6||Rancho Cucamonga, CA||63.35||7||15|
|8||Salt Lake City, UT||62.54||10||25|
|14||Fort Lauderdale, FL||60.23||12||79|
|15||Fort Wayne, IN||60.15||8||73|
|19||Overland Park, KS||59.58||34||5|
|20||San Jose, CA||59.41||22||38|
|26||Grand Prairie, TX||58.59||23||55|
|28||Little Rock, AR||58.41||17||103|
|30||Huntington Beach, CA||57.95||37||20|
|38||San Diego, CA||56.98||48||21|
|39||Colorado Springs, CO||56.95||43||28|
|43||St. Louis, MO||56.5||32||76|
|51||St. Paul, MN||55.36||76||14|
|57||Las Vegas, NV||54.87||62||43|
|58||San Antonio, TX||54.6||39||107|
|59||St. Petersburg, FL||54.58||61||53|
|60||Grand Rapids, MI||54.51||75||29|
|71||Jersey City, NJ||53.29||82||44|
|72||Pembroke Pines, FL||53.15||74||65|
|73||Santa Rosa, CA||53.02||88||35|
|74||Virginia Beach, VA||52.85||92||18|
|75||Oklahoma City, OK||52.78||72||89|
What are your thoughts on the jobs forecast and outlook for 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020? Will Trump be able to bring jobs back to the US? Is free trade about to transition to fair trade, or will Trump simply reverse the trade deficits with China, Mexico and Indonesia? Did you know the housing sector is booming?
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