Data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor revealed that Greater Philadelphia is ranked 4th in the nation for most improved economies from 2015 to 2016.
According to Headlight Data, a comprehensive data company that collected the national growth percentages, total U.S. employment grew 1.7% in 2016.
The overall economic improvement of the U.S. economy was .40%; Philadelphia had a .45% improvement rate, falling just behind Tucson, AZ at .71%, Grand Rapids, MI at .86%, and Nashville, TN at 1.84%.
A .45% improvement rate translates to more than 45,000 Philadelphians who became employed last year.
This improvement in employment in Greater Philadelphia will continue to stimulate economic growth throughout the 11-county region.