Sioux Falls – A Hot Job Market in 2020

Sioux Falls ranks in top ten according to ZipRecuiter.

ZipRecruiter ranked metropolitan areas with population over 100,000 based on four factors: 

  • Job market size (measured by the total number of job postings in the past 12 months)
  • Job market growth (i.e. percent growth in job postings over the past 12 months)
  • Pay (more specifically, the median annual wage on offer in job postings)
  • Job seeker leverage (i.e. the average number of job openings per job seeker)   

Percentile rankings were averaged to compare the metro markets on a 100-point scale. 


Here are the top 10 markets and what they had to say about Sioux Falls:


  1. Fargo
  2. Boston-Cambridge-Newton
  3. Sioux Falls, SD

Like Fargo, Sioux Falls rises up the rankings due to its rapid job growth rate and high opportunity index. It has a particularly impressive number of job opportunities in healthcare and financial services because it has four major hospitals and because its lack of a state corporate income tax has attracted multiple financial companies to establish their headquarters there.

  1. Providence – Warwick
  2. Portland-South Portland, ME
  3. San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley
  4. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria
  5. Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
  6. Bismarck
  7. New York-Newark-Jersey City

Check out the full stories at CNBC and ZipRecruiter.

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