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College Graduates: Top 25 Cities for Finding Your Entry-Level Job

College Graduates: Top 25 Cities for Finding Your Entry-Level Job

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Anna Hennings, Tania Khadder, Adam Starr, Alice Handley | Excelle

October 20, 2009
















#1. Austin, TX

Population: 743,074


Average Salary: $41,330


Cost of Living Rank (in a 1-100 list): 51


Average Commute Time: 21.9 minutes 


Job Growth Rank (in a list of 372 Highest Growth Cities): 6


Unemployment Rate: 6.3

Austin tops our list with robust projected job growth and one of the lowest changes in unemployment rate since the onset of the recession. The city has enjoyed a recent explosion of high-tech entrepreneurism, and its two largest employers — the state government and the University of Texas — are expected to add a couple thousand jobs this year. A “best cities” list veteran, Austin’s our top pick!

Resources: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics U.S. Census Bureau City-Data.com Forbes.com’s Best Cities for Jobs Best Cities For Jobs In 2008 NewGeography.com’s Best Cities for Job Growth Wikipedia

Quiz:
What’s Your Signature City?




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    bierlkir

    about 4 years ago

    4 comments

    this was very helpful! i definitely took some notes while going thru this...

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    Unaccredited Cate

    about 4 years ago

    I will move anywhere as long as I find a job :)

  • Belushicollege

    editor

    over 4 years ago

    396 comments

    @mhuff where would you consider moving?

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    mhuff

    over 4 years ago

    8 comments

    I have been debating doing this for awhile. Moving somewhere with a good economy and just starting over somewhere totally new.

  • Belushicollege

    editor

    over 4 years ago

    396 comments

    Good feedback Mehvesh.

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    Unaccredited Cate

    over 4 years ago

    Rochester USED to be home to all these fortune 500 companies.... until they went out of business....Kodak is no longer located in Rochester and neither is Bausch and Lomb

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    Jonny_Utah

    over 4 years ago

    232 comments

    Chicago is all about mid-career jobs, no entry-level at all. JK. :)

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    Paralegal2010

    over 4 years ago

    2 comments

    What about Chicago?? I don't trust this list much because one of the resources it used is Wikipedia

  • Belushicollege

    editor

    over 4 years ago

    396 comments

    You are a comedian Jonny.

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    Jonny_Utah

    over 4 years ago

    232 comments

    I can see that- looks like +1

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    PeakTimo

    over 4 years ago

    4 comments

    Wow, sucks how Georgia is not in the top 25 here. And we have a huge population too that is constantly getting larger! :P

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    RoFlo760

    over 4 years ago

    4 comments

    Lovin' that San Diego made the list!!! "America's Finest City" indeed. :)

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    Larry_Kroger

    over 4 years ago

    18 comments

    Don't hate on Tejas, jaja!

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    Jonny_Utah

    over 4 years ago

    232 comments

    Dallas is a fugazi-

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    KappaKappaGammaGirl

    over 4 years ago

    10 comments

    What about Dallas!~~!!

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