Bridging the Opportunity Divide

3 Cities Where Job Growth Is Happening

April 14, 2017
3 Cities Where Job Growth Is Happening
WorkForce West Virginia provides paid, on-the-job training in high-growth fields such as welding. Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images
Job retraining, higher education and a commitment to the arts is bringing new opportunities for employment to these cities.

There were significantly fewer jobs added to the U.S. economy in March 2017, just 98,000, the smallest increase since May 2016.  While the unemployment rate is 4.5 percent, underemployment continues to plague Americans, hovering around 14 percent in 2017.  But there are a few bright spots where some people are getting back to work.