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Best U.S. Cities For Job Seekers

Even though unemployment is down from frightening highs a few years ago, there are still 10 million unemployed in the United States.

Consumer research group WalletHub released a report on the best and worst cities to find a job. The organization used 13 metrics to rank the 60 largest cities in the country.

The metrics used for survey can be broken down into three categories: ease of finding a job, salary and benefits, and cost of living. WalletHub's report took into account specific factors such as part-time vs. full-time, health care coverage, time spent working and commuting, and income tax burden.

Here are a few highlights:

  • Texas is the place to be for job seekers, as five cities in the Lone Star State showed up in the top ten.
  • Honolulu, New York City and Los Angeles were in the bottom five.
  • Detroit (Benzinga's home) takes the #38 spot. Considering the city is going through arguably the largest and most complicated municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history, we think that's not so bad.
  • Anaheim, CA has the highest job openings per captia.

  • Charlotte, NC takes the top spot for highest average annual income, but San Jose, CA has the highest median starting salary.

Here are the top ten cities:

  • Fort Worth, TX
  • Washington, DC
  • Tampa, FL
  • Arlington, TX
  • Dallas, TX
  • Austin, TX
  • Seattle, WA
  • Denver, CO
  • Mesa, AZ
  • Houston, TX

WalletHub

The full survey can be found here.

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