The most recent edition of The New York Times 2011 Almanac, considered by many to be the world’s most comprehensive and authoritative Almanac, has published a list of the Fastest Job Growth rankings for metropolitan statistical areas, showing St. George, Utah as number one. Projecting an annual increase of 4.88%, the list predicts 227,540 jobs by 2030, up from 79,750 in 2008.

Las Vegas, NV also made the list at number two and Provo, Ut was shown at number twenty two.