Top 10 Best Cities for Job Opportunities 2019 – 2021

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The 10 Best Cities for Jobs Opportunities 

    1. Scottsdale, AZ
      • Job market rank: Scottsdale offers the second best job market in the country.

      • Socio-economic rank: The city ranks sixth for socio-economic factors.

      • Population: 255,310

      • Median household income: $80,306

      • Unemployment rate: The unemployment rate is 3.1 percent, which is 34 percent lower than the national average.

      • Cost of living: The cost of living in Scottsdale is 24 percent higher than the national average and 26 percent higher than the Arizona average.

      • Median rental rate: The median rental rate is $2,190 a month.

      • Median home price: The median listing price is $549,000.

    2. Columbia, MD

      • Job market rank: Columbia offers the fourth best job market in the country.

      • Socio economic rank: The city ranks fifth for socio-economic factors.

      • Population: 103,439

      • Median household income: $103,707

      • Unemployment rate: The unemployment rate is 4 percent, which is 14 percent lower than the national average.

      • Cost of living: The cost of living in Columbia is 30 percent higher than the national average and nine percent higher than the Maryland average.

      • Median rental rate: The median rental rate is $1,980 a month.

      • Median home price: The median listing price is $359,940.

    3. Orlando, FL

      • Job market rank: Orlando offers the number one job market in the country.

      • Socio economic rank: The city ranks 48th for socio-economic factors.

      • Population: 285,713

      • Median household income: $45,436

      • Unemployment rate: The unemployment rate is 5.9 percent, which is 27 percent higher than the national average.

      • Cost of living: The cost of living in Orlando is two percent lower than the national average and one percent lower than the Florida average.

      • Median rental rate: The median rental rate is $1,600 a month.

      • Median home price: The median listing price is $275,000.

    4. San Francisco, CA

      • Job market rank: San Francisco offers the third best job market in the country.

      • Socio economic rank: The city ranks 25th for socio-economic factors.

      • Population: 883,305

      • Median household income: $96,265

      • Unemployment rate: The unemployment rate is 4.3 percent, which is 7 percent lower than the national average.

      • Cost of living: The cost of living in San Francisco is 102 percent higher than the national average and 46 percent higher than the California average.

      • Median rental rate: The median rental rate is $4,500 a month.

      • Median home price: The median listing price is $1,490,000.

    5. Colorado Springs, CO

      • Job market rank: Colorado Springs offers the sixth best job market in the country.

      • Socio economic rank: The city ranks 42nd for socio-economic factors.

      • Population: 472,688

      • Median household income: $58,158

      • Unemployment rate: The unemployment rate is 4.8 percent, which is 3 percent higher than the national average.

      • Cost of living: The cost of living in Colorado Springs is equal to the national average and 8 percent lower than the Colorado average.

      • Median rental rate: The median rental rate is $1,670 a month.

      • Median home price: The median listing price is $334,900.

    6. Portland, ME

      • Job market rank: Portland offers the eighth best job market in the country.

      • Socio economic rank: The city ranks 36th for socio-economic factors.

      • Population: 66,417

      • Median household income: $51,430

      • Unemployment rate: The unemployment rate is 4 percent, which is 13 percent lower than the national average.

      • Cost of living: The cost of living in Portland is 14 percent higher than the national average and 10 percent higher than the Maine average.

      • Median rental rate: The median rental rate is $1,720 a month.

      • Median home price: The median listing price is $379,000.

    7. Plano, TX

      • Job market rank: Plano offers the fifth best job market in the country.

      • Socio economic rank: The city ranks 55th for socio-economic factors.

      • Population: 288,061

      • Median household income: $88,578

      • Unemployment rate: The unemployment rate is 3.4 percent, which is 28 percent lower than the national average.

      • Cost of living: The cost of living in Plano is 11 percent higher than the national average and 22 percent higher than the Texas average.

      • Median rental rate: The median rental rate is $2,190 a month.

      • Median home price: The median listing price is $385,000.

    8. Washington, DC
      • Job market rank: Washington, DC offers the 11th best job market in the country.

      • Socio economic rank: The city ranks 32nd for socio-economic factors.

      • Population: 702,455

      • Median household income: $77,649

      • Unemployment rate: The unemployment rate is 6 percent, which is 29 percent higher than the national average.

      • Cost of living: The cost of living in Washington, DC is 52 percent higher than the national average.

      • Median rental rate: The median rental rate is $2,730 a month.

      • Median home price: The median listing price is $629,000 a month.

    9. Boston, MA

      • Job market rank: Boston offers the seventh best job market in the country.

      • Socio economic rank: The city ranks 73rd for socio-economic factors.

      • Population: 694,583

      • Median household income: $62,021

      • Unemployment rate: The unemployment rate is 5.5 percent, which is 17 percent higher than the national average.

      • Cost of living: The cost of living in Boston is 48 percent higher than the national average and 13 percent higher than the Massachusetts average.

      • Median rental rate: The median rental rate is $2,900 a month.

      • Median home price: The median listing price is $750,000.

    10. Chandler, AZ

      • Job market rank: Chandler offers the 14thbest job market in the country.

      • Socio economic rank: The city ranks 11th for socio-economic factors.

      • Population: 257,165

      • Median household income: $77,278

      • Unemployment rate: The unemployment rate is 3.6 percent, which is 23 percent lower than the national average.

      • Cost of living: The cost of living in Chandler is six percent higher than the national average and eight percent higher than the Arizona average.

      • Median rental rate: The median rental rate is $1,710 a month.

      • Median home price: The median listing price is $349,900 a month.

Curious where else to find an abundance of job opportunities? Here are the rest of WalletHub’s top 25 cities for job seekers.

  1. South Burlington, VT
  2. Minneapolis, MN
  3. Denver, CO
  4. Tempe, AZ
  5. Pittsburgh, PA
  6. Austin, TX
  7. Madison, WI
  8. Atlanta, GA
  9. Portland, OR
  10. Overland Park, KS
  11. Irving, TX
  12. Seattle, WA
  13. Nashua, NH
  14. Fremont, CA
  15. Paul, MN

Top 30 cities in the United States by population over 1 million

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