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Looking for a Paycheck? Here's Where the Jobs Are At

With a relatively low national unemployment rate, it's a good time to be looking for work
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 3, 2020 10:13 AM CST
Looking for a Paycheck? Here's Where the Jobs Are At
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(Newser) – New year, new you—and if that revamped version of yourself includes seeking out a change in employer, WalletHub has some suggestions on where you might want to look. The site examined more than 180 major US cities, looking at more than 30 metrics in two main categories: a city's overall job market, which includes such factors as work opportunities, average starting salary, job security, and unemployment rate; and a city's socioeconomics, which notes such things as average commuting time, how affordable housing is, and median annual income. Showing up at the top of the list is Scottsdale, Ariz., but there are plenty of other options if the desert heat isn't for you. Read on for more cities in the top 10:

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  1. Scottsdale, Ariz.
  2. South Burlington, Vt. (No. 1 in the "Job Market" category)
  3. San Francisco
  4. Austin, Texas
  5. Fremont, Calif.
  6. Chandler, Ariz.
  7. Boston
  8. Tempe, Ariz.
  9. Portland, Maine
  10. Boise, Idaho
See the whole list here. (Check out the 10 fastest-growing jobs in America.)

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