Only 8 of the 51 largest cities have positive middle-class job growth

by Ryan Streeter on October 29, 2013. Follow Ryan on Twitter.

Re-reading the article featured in my previous post, I was struck by the chart at the end.

It shows that only 8 of the 51 largest metro areas in America saw an increase in middle-skill jobs. That says a lot about how our economy is changing. Increasingly, cities are becoming less hospitable to middle-class employment. On the other hand, the top 4 cities – all in Texas – saw job growth in high-income jobs, too, so the two types of job growth are not mutually exclusive.

Here are the top 20 on the list:

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