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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
















#22. Louisville, KY

Population: 256,231
 

  Average Salary: $37,410
 

  Cost of Living Rank (in a 1-100 list): 16
 

Average Commute Time: 21.5 minutes 
 

  Job Growth Rank (in a list of 372 Highest Growth Cities): 204


  Unemployment Rate: 10

Louisville is a charming southern belle of a city with a derby full of galloping job opportunities.  Ranked at #16 for cost of living, Louisville offers country charm and city amenities.  The job growth is pacing around the national average, and the unemployment rate has gone up a reasonable 4.2% since the recession began.

Bonus fun fact: 90% of the United States’ disco balls are produced in Louisville.