In terms of job growth, Austin sits near the peak of the economic mountain in the United States.

new report from commercial real estate services company Cushman & Wakefield recognizes Austin as one of the top metros for job growth among 35 major areas from 2009 — at the end of the Great Recession — to 2018.

For the report, Cushman & Wakefield analyzed the percentage change in job growth from 2009 to 2018 for the 35 metro areas and the number of jobs those regions added during the same period. The company’s researchers then averaged those two figures to compute an overall score for each metro area.

Austin landed at No. 5, with an overall score of 8.5. In Cushman & Wakefield’s assessment, the lower

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