Jobs Grow 3% in South Florida
By Marcia Heroux Pounds

South Florida ranks fourth in job growth nationwide, up 3 percent in the first nine months of the year compared with last year, according to W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. Orlando, Houston and Dallas had higher job growth, according to the survey. Orlando, which ranks No. 1, saw job growth rise 3.7 percent over the same nine months of 2013, while Houston's was 3.5 percent and Dallas' 3.4 percent. Florida's job growth rose 2.9 percent, ranking 5th among states, the survey said

Nationwide, the monthly average from January through September was 1.8 percent, which is only slightly better than the 1.7 percent in 2013. 

"Eight of the top large cities for job creation are in the West," McPheters said. "However, Florida also did well, with two cities on the list." The full rankings, released Tuesday, can be found at