7 Top Markets for Job Seekers

January 29, 2013

Strong job markets are typically associated with strong housing markets. NerdWallet, a personal finance Web site, recently culled data from the U.S. Census Bureau and the Council for Community and Economic Research to reveal the fastest growing cities for employment opportunities. NerdWallet ranked cities based on population growth, income, unemployment rate, and cost-of-living. 

The following seven job markets topped the list: 

1. Austin, Texas
Median income: $31,170

2. Washington, D.C.
Median income: $43,993

3. San Francisco
Median income: $46,777

4. Denver
Median income: $32,051

5. Houston
Median income: $26,849

6. Fort Worth, Texas
Median income: $24,270

7. Dallas
Median income: $27,251

Source: “Best Cities for Job Seekers,” NerdWallet (Jan. 19, 2013)

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