Sun Belt areas led by Dallas will reach full employment faster than cities such as New York, which suffered deeper job losses due to COVID-19, a new report showed.

Austin and Phoenix are also expected to make a faster economic recovery from the pandemic than other major U.S. cities, according to a labor-analytics report from software firm, ThinkWhy. Its LaborIQ ranking weighed such factors as working-age population growth, migration and education. Atlanta and Tampa round out the top five.

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Those cities “will have some of the strongest population growth the next few years due to the health of their job markets,” said Jay Denton, chief innovation officer at Dallas-based ThinkWhy.

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