Suburbs are not just where the American lives, but they also work there. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Quarterly Survey of Employment and Wages, 32% of employment opportunities in the United States are in the suburbs of metropolitan areas. That is in low and medium-density counties in urban areas, containing at least one million.
The latest BLS data show that employment growth (such as population growth) in these suburbs is faster than in urban counties, smaller metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas. However, jobs in the suburbs look different from employment in the cities. Although overstated, urban revival has attracted new residents to urban communities, which has also affected where people work. Most of the jobs in rural areas and smaller metropolitan areas are jobs that require large amounts of land or access to natural resources. Such as lumberjacks, farmers and mining machine operators. City countries also have their components, most of which are actors, producers, and directors. The proportion of economists and financial analysts is too high. There are also many workers serving urban residents and tourists, such as taxi drivers and hotel employees. Engineering jobs are mainly in urban areas, for example, more than 45% of petroleum, geological engineers are in the suburbs as compared to more than 30% of employment. The financial and insurance industries benefit from a large market with a large number of clients, but may not be able to outperform high-paying analysts or lawyers in downtown areas. However, we can see that people working in urban areas are paid more than that of the people working in the suburbs. Per capita wages in cities and countries are 30% higher than high-density suburbs in the same metropolitan area and 45% higher than low-density suburbs.
From the above employment patterns, the residential patterns also show the growth may affect the urban areas, whereas the urban areas are getting more house-income employment. As employment forecasts are biased toward cities, the gap in employment growth between suburbs and urban counties is likely to narrow. Although the difference between large metropolitan areas and the rest of the country may continue to widen.