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Need a job? Raleigh's one of the top 15 cities for job seekers, study says

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Triangle Business Journal

Once again Raleigh graces a top list. This time the City of Oaks nabs the 11th spot on the list of best U.S. cities in which to find a job, according to a new study by WalletHub.

WalletHub, a personal finance website, rated the nation’s 60 largest markets, based on more than a dozen factors, including job openings per capita, median starting salary and average annual income.

Texas was well represented in the top 10. Fort Worth topped the list and its Lone Star State neighbors Arlington (No. 4) and Dallas (No. 5), as well as Austin (No. 6) and Houston (No. 10) also ranked high.

Charlotte, at No. 18, is the only other North Carolina city on the list.

Delving a bit further into the methodology of the ranking, WalletHub considered these three major factors: The ease of finding a job, salary & benefits and cost of living.

Those three categories were further segmented into other metrics, including the number of job openings, employment growth, the unemployment rate trend and industry variety.

“Societal mobility stands to be a major asset for job seekers as the economy improves,” WalletHub says of the study results.

Hiring is expected to increase by 27 percent this year, according to the National Association for Business Economics.


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