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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
















#25. San Diego, CA

Population: 1,266,731

  Average Salary: $45,210

Cost of Living Rank (in a 1-100 list): 91

Average Commute Time: 23.4 minutes

Job Growth Rank (in a list of 372 Highest Growth Cities): 208

  Unemployment Rate: 8.8

San Diego is a splashy surfers paradise in Southern California. If wealth were measured by sun and sand, San Diego would be the nation’s richest city. Unfortunately, the recession has burned San Diego with a 3.8% increase in unemployment. Still, the city enjoys a mean income of over $45,000 and a top-25 ranking amongst the nation’s best cities for job growth. So grab your board and your resume because San Diego remains a promising place to work and even better place to play.


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    KappaKappaGammaGirl

    almost 5 years ago

    10 comments

    What about Dallas!~~!!

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    missjohnson83

    almost 5 years ago

    2 comments

    already moved to atl

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    kylejones

    almost 5 years ago

    2 comments

    Chicago??

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    Unaccredited Cate

    almost 5 years ago

    Hmm...no Ann Arbor? How else will Michigan get on the list?

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    JoeyBataguci

    about 5 years ago

    18 comments

    Yeah Cincinnati--sweeet.

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    MasonHarper

    about 5 years ago

    14 comments

    My city made it! Go south!

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    rhygin

    about 5 years ago

    16 comments

    Good overview... nice

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    Candice_Felker

    about 5 years ago

    24 comments

    No Truckee either?!

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    Candice_Felker

    about 5 years ago

    24 comments

    No South Lake

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    Mr_College

    about 5 years ago

    282 comments

    Are your cities on here?

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