The 15 Best Cities for Job Hunters

June 2, 2016

8:00 am

For those on the job market, finding the right position can be hard enough. But for candidates getting back into the job market, it can be hard to figure out the right moves to take to ensure employment in your dream industry. However, even with the rise of remote working, location plays an important role in helping job seekers become employed.

Glassdoor has published their list of top 25 cities to be employed. Whether you’re a recent grad or just looking for a change of scenery, here are the top places across America with the highest rates of employment.

1. San Jose, CA

Current median base salary: $112,000
Current job openings (via Glassdoor): 61,038

2. San Francisco, CA

Current median salary: $88,000
Current job openings: 121,597

3. Seattle, WA

Current median base salary: $85,000
Current job openings: 103,124

4. Boston, MA

Current median base salary: $67,500
Current job openings: 121,498

5. Washington, D.C

Current median base salary: $70,000
Current job openings: 163,520

6. Austin, TX

Current median base salary: $61,000
Current job openings: 45,186

7. Salt Lake City, UT

Current median base salary: $58,700
Current job openings: 23,013

8. Raleigh-Durham, NC

Current median base salary:
Current job openings: 34,660

9. Minneapolis-St.Paul, MN

Current median base salary: $65,000
Current job openings: 65,141

10. Oklahoma City, OK

Current median base salary: $50,000
Current job openings: 20,576

11. St. Louis, MO

Current median base salary: $56,896
Current job openings: 49,450

12. Detroit, MI

Current median base salary: $61,500
Current job openings: 59,494

13. Kansas City, MO

Current median base salary: $58,000
Current job openings: 43,182

14. Columbus, OH

Current median base salary: $57,000
Current job openings: 36,873

15. Cleveland, OH

Current median base salary: $55,000
Current job openings: 35,130

Image Credit to John Sonderman / Flickr.

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Cameron is a tech and culture journalist, comic book enthusiast, and lives near New York City. A graduate of Stockton University, she's using her words to shift the world of online journalism, one byline at a time. When she's not writing, she can be found reading sci-fi novels, collecting succulents, and planning her next obnoxious hair color. Cameron is an editorial fellow at Tech.Co. Send your tips to cameron@tech.co or tweet @BlkGirlManifest.

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