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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

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