Best Cities for Jobs in 2012, Fort Collins in Top 15 Percent

May 14, 2012 | Regional Focus

In a newly released ranking of the top 398 metropolitan areas in the country, Fort Collins is listed as the 59th best place for jobs in 2012. That puts the community in the top 15 percent in the nation. The rankings are produced by and you can see them here.

Among the findings:

  • Texas continues to be a job machine with 16 cities listed in the top 50.
  • Regulation-heavy and union-friendly California by contrast only has two cities in the top 50, which is the same as Wyoming: Casper, #10; Cheyenne, #32.
  • Colorado has a very respectable showing with Pueblo (#54), Boulder (#56), Fort Collins-Loveland (#59), Denver-Aurora-Broomfield (#74) and Greeley (#79) in the top 100.