Having trouble on the job front? It may be worth considering a move to help you find work. In making this list of the best cities in the United States for employment, we also took into consideration the cost of living in the city because you don’t want to be stuck job seeking in an expensive city!
1. Austin, Texas
All Texas cities are pretty good choices for employment, but Austin is particularly impressive. In 2014, they had unemployment rates which dropped below 4%. Austin is also a great city for living because of its relatively low costs and because it is the “live music capital of the world.” You will enjoy the leisurely pace of this major city and its many outdoor recreation activities like parks, bike paths, and boating.
2. Lincoln, Nebraska
Cities in the Midwest are good options for employment and they are less competitive than cities on the coasts, not to mention much more affordable. Lincoln boasts a particularly low unemployment rate and has major employers including BNSF Railway, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and medical facilities.
3. Minneapolis, Minnesota
Recent stats put Minneapolis’s unemployment rates at under 4%, which is one of the lowest in the country. The city is a major economic center for the entire region and also boasts having the 5th highest concentration of fortune 500 Companies. There is a thriving arts and culture scene in Minneapolis and cost of living is very affordable.
4. Salt Lake City, Utah
Salt Lake City has an unemployment rate of fewer than 4%. It is a huge industrial banking center and it also has very strong tourism, health care, and transportation industries. The median household income is about $61,000 and cost of living is only slightly higher than the national average. As a resident, you will enjoy world-class skiing resorts in the area as well as beautiful nature, sports, arts, and culture facilities.
5. Denver, Colorado
If you want to move to a city where the unemployment is low and salaries are high, then Denver is a good choice. Residents here make an average of $55,000 per year and unemployment is about 4.6%. Denver also is a good choice for families as it has good school systems. Obviously, it is also a good choice for people who enjoy mountains and hiking.