Best Cities to Find Job’s in 2017

Where would you move for a new job? Glassdoor, announced results of its newest jobs report identifying the 25 Best Cities for Jobs in 2017.

This list is compiled by ranking U.S. metros, determined by weighing three factors equally:

  • How easy it is to get a job?
  • How affordable it is to live there? and
  • How satisfied employees are working there?

Glassdoor’s 25 Best Cities for Jobs in 2017 are:

1. Pittsburgh, PA

  2. Indianapolis, IN

  3. Kansas City, MO

4. Raleigh-Durham, NC

5. St. Louis, MO

6. Memphis, TN

  7. Columbus, OH

8. Cincinnati, OH

9. Cleveland, OH

10. Louisville, KY

11. Birmingham, AL

12. Detroit, MI

13. Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN

14. Hartford, CT

15. Oklahoma City, OK

16. Washington, DC

17. Seattle, WA

18. Atlanta, GA

19. Baltimore, MD

20. Nashville, TN

21. Milwaukee, WI

22. San Jose, CA

23. Chicago, IL

24. Charlotte, NC

25. Dallas-Fort Worth, TX

Interestingly, some major technology and financial hubs, such as San Francisco and New York City, did not make the top 25, even though several of these cities currently offer healthy job markets. Ohio is the only state with three cities among the top 25 (#7 Columbus, #8 Cincinnati, #9 Cleveland).

“Big, metropolitan cities may be more famous than others, including being home to some amazing companies to work for, but this recognition is also what contributes to them being among the most expensive places to live,” says Glassdoor Chief Economist Dr. Andrew Chamberlain. “People may be overlooking midsize cities like Pittsburgh or St. Louis if they are looking to relocate or find new opportunities. What this jobs report shows is that many midsize cities stand out for offering a great mix of a thriving job market with plenty of opportunity, paired with home affordability and being regions where employees are more satisfied in their jobs too.”

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