Employment rates by city - source with charts?

4 Replies

Hi BP friends!

Looking for a resource where I can find employment rates by city/ area, preferably in a graph so I can easily see growth/ decline. I'd like data that shows a trend and not just a current snapshot. 

Any leads appreciated! Thank you!

@Matt Gogh - I'm sure there are other resources out there but here is one that you can see graphs (and data) down to the metro area employment.


You just have to chose state, then county or MSA.

You can also find cool data like % of homeownership.  I looked up Memphis (since that is where we live and invest) and was surprised that the data only went to 2015.  Not sure about the rest of it.

Hope that works for you!

Free eBook from BiggerPockets!

Ultimate Beginner's Guide Book Cover

Join BiggerPockets and get The Ultimate Beginner's Guide to Real Estate Investing for FREE - read by more than 100,000 people - AND get exclusive real estate investing tips, tricks and techniques delivered straight to your inbox twice weekly!

  • Actionable advice for getting started,
  • Discover the 10 Most Lucrative Real Estate Niches,
  • Learn how to get started with or without money,
  • Explore Real-Life Strategies for Building Wealth,
  • And a LOT more.

We hate spam just as much as you