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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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    JobMango

    over 1 year ago

    2 comments

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    about 2 years ago

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    uniqueone85

    over 3 years ago

    2 comments

    I wonder what chicago's rank is. it seems like the only successful jobs over here in the chicago area well areas i'm familiar with and all i see is insurance, financial services businesses, primerica, pretty much sales positions or marketing.

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    nar125

    over 3 years ago

    2 comments

    I don't know how Pittsburgh made the list!!! It sucks to find jobs here, trust me I know!

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    Frank_Ball

    over 3 years ago

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    dehagood

    almost 4 years ago

    2 comments

    While these are all great cities, I think Boise ID should be up there. It's style is like that of Colorado, and with a 23% increase in population in the last 10 years, it is the third fastest growing state and state economy in the country.

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    graphic_d

    almost 4 years ago

    2 comments

    i can't hardly wait for the adventure to ensue. bouldering, rock climbing, white water rafting, hang gliding, camping, hiking, fishing...

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    Rachel311

    almost 4 years ago

    2 comments

    I SO SO SO SO needed to read this! What a blessing! I've been wondering where the heck I should move to next and now I have a much better list of places!

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    spencermiller52

    almost 4 years ago

    2 comments

    Just my luck, I moved from San Antonio to Houston because I was told that Houston was the best in Texas for entry-level jobs. To my surprise S. A. ranks #2, well looks like I'll be going back home sooner than I thought.

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    mpina09

    almost 4 years ago

    10 comments

    I am so relieved that someone made this article. Even though I am still an undergrad student, I've been wondering for a while if I really do want to go back home after college, especially since I know there aren't any companies that have their headquarters based in Miami Beach.

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    Jonny_Utah

    about 4 years ago

    232 comments

    Spammers!

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    Unaccredited Cate

    about 4 years ago

    As long as i find a job...

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    njo2165

    about 4 years ago

    2 comments

    Have always wanted to find somewhere to move to after college but I love my hometown in Philly. But I'll go anywhere accountants thrive.

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    jamorris

    about 4 years ago

    4 comments

    Ok, I've just hit the jackpot, off to San Antonio I go.

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