The hottest job markets in America are in five different states, but they have a lot in common. They are in medium-sized cities, all with populations under 2.3 million. They are in states with relatively low or no income taxes. And its climate allows outdoor activities all year round.
They are: Austin, Texas; Nashville, Tennessee; Raleigh, NC; Salt Lake City; and Jacksonville, Fla.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/best-cities-job-market-2022-11650639572?mod=pls_whats_news_us_business_f The best job markets are not in the biggest cities