Tampa Bay is lighting it up Nationwide! According to data released Wednesday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics Tampa along with Orlando, and Jacksonville the three of us dominated the ranks for job growth over the past year in comparison to larger cities in the great USA.

Compared to other cities with at least a population of 1 million, Tampa Bay’s employment numbers rose 3.6 percent, while the smaller Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford market came in with a 4 percent gain.

Jacksonville also got in on the action with a 3.6 percent gain, putting the three Florida metro areas along with Las Vegas and Nashville in the Top 5 for percentage increases in jobs.