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Cities in Florida, Wisconsin have fastest-aging workforce

Staff Writer |
CareerBuilder is out with a new study that explores employment trends for the 100 most populous U.S. cities.

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CareerBuilder is tracking how the shares of workers ages 22 to 34 and ages 55 and older have changed from 2001 to 2016.

Topping the list for cities aging the fastest is North Port, FL, while Madison, WI, takes the lead for cities who are experiencing the biggest infusion of millennials into their workforce.

North Port, FL (North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton), has experienced the greatest increase in the share of workers ages 55+ from 2001 to 2016, followed by Oklahoma City, OK, Virginia Beach, VA, Sacramento, CA, and Spokane, WA.

In addition to North Port, FL, seeing the greatest increase in share of workers ages 55+ from 2001 to 2016, it also saw the greatest decrease in millennials over the same period.

Madison, WI, has experienced the greatest increase in the share of workers ages 22-34 from 2001 to 2016, followed by El Paso, TX, Colorado Springs, CO, Allentown, PA, and Austin, TX.

Looking at more recent years, Madison, WI, and Colorado Springs, CO, experienced the greatest influx of millennial workers since 2011. August, GA, Palm Bay, FL, and Nashville, TN, round out the top five.

Provo, UT, has the highest overall share of millennial workers — 35.4% of its workforce was aged 22-34 in 2016, roughly the same as in 2001 and 2011. Other top ranking cities include El Paso, TX (32.3%), Austin, TX (32.3%), Salt Lake City, UT (32.2%), and San Diego, CA (31.9%).

Cities experiencing the biggest declines in millennial workers since 2011 include Tucson, AZ, San Diego, CA, Urban Honolulu, HI, Bakersfield, CA, and Toledo, OH.

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