How are you feeling about the new year? Excited? Nervous? A little of both?

What about with the economy? Chances are, if you were a job seeker during the great recession, you’re still a little shell shocked.

Well, it’s time to snap out of it. Things have changed. We’re at the lowest unemployment rate, and the highest number of people employed. Employers are scrambling to find people to fill their positions, and it’s taking them longer than ever (29 days on average!), as more jobs go unfilled than at any other time in U.S. history.

This is your opportunity to find a new job, enter a new industry, or move to a place with better opportunities.

In the infographic from Betterteam below, you’ll find information on trending jobs, cities with the fastest job growth, and the industries with the best job growth forecasts.

The results are very interesting. For example, 5 of the top 10 cities are located in just one state. Can you guess which state that is? Hint: It’s got the longest contiguous coastline in the United States, and it’s been pretty important in modern elections.

See the infographic below to figure out the answer.

You’ll also see what the most in demand jobs pay right now and their growth forecasts, the average salary for the fastest growing industries and which states are best for them, and much more information that’s both interesting and useful. Betterteam has also put together information on job descriptions and duties to help you see if you’re qualified.

 

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