The 25 Best Cities for Jobs in the United States

We often hear of young college graduates departing their hometowns for big cities on either coast in search of opportunity, but is it all a ruse? Where is it actually best to find a job, lead a quality life, and be happy? A study published by Glassdoor reveals the 25 best cities for jobs in America, taking into account three factors: how easy it is to get a job, cost of living, and how satisfied employees are working at their respective jobs. The results are totally enlightening, with common grad-attracting metropolises like Los Angeles and New York City totally absent! See how your city ranked below.

  1. Raleigh, NC
  2. Kansas City, MO
  3. Okalahoma, OK
  4. Austin, TX
  5. Seattle, WA
  6. Salt Lake City, UT
  7. San Jose, CA
  8. Louisville, KY
  9. San Antonio, TX
  10. Washington, D.C.
  11. St. Louis, MO
  12. San Francisco, CA
  13. Columbus, OH
  14. Dallas-Fort Worth, TX
  15. Boston, MA
  16. Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN
  17. Atlanta, GA
  18. Memphis, TN
  19. Indianapolis, IN
  20. Chicago, IL
  21. Houston, TX
  22. Baltimore, MD
  23. Richmond, VA
  24. Pittsburgh, PA
  25. Nashville, TN

Want to explore more details about how each of these cities scored? Head to Glassdoor.

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