The Wall Street Journal, recently compiled a list of the 20 hottest job markets in the U.S. — and placed St. Louis at No. 18. The Gateway City is just behind Charlotte and Grand Rapids, Michigan, and just ahead of Houston and Las Vegas.

And rest assured, this is not one of those crappy clickbait lists. The WSJ says it worked with Moody’s Analytics to assess 380 metro areas and seek out the strongest labor markets based on five factors: “the unemployment rate, the labor-force participation rate, changes to employment levels, the size of the labor force and wages.”  Join our innovation ecosystem!