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According to a 2014 Best Cities for Job Growth report, compiled and released by, the Janesville-Beloit MSA was ranked 163 out of 398 U.S. metro areas. These rankings provide an employment snapshot of the present and prospective jobs outlook in each MSA.

The report uses a weighted formula, based on time-series employment data dating back to YR 2002, to calculate five different growth measurements. Safe guards were built into the formulas to account for major employment shifts, such as those attributed to the Great Recession.

The Janesville-Beloit MSA 2014 ranking outpaced neighboring, as well as larger metropolitan areas, such as: Minneapolis-St. Paul, Eau Claire, Rochester, Fort Wayne, Oshkosh-Neenah, Cincinnati, Chicago, Appleton, Cedar Rapids, Milwaukee, St. Louis and Rockford.

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