Top 10 Cities That Actually Have Tons Of Jobs Available


The good news is that there are jobs out there. The bad news is that they probably aren’t in the city that you currently reside in., a job posting aggregator, calculated which cities in the US that have the highest amount of jobs currently available. The Northeast clocked in as the worst place to be looking for a job right now, as New York City has less than 25 job openings per 10,000 people. So if you have applied for a job opening in NYC lately, you’re pretty much screwed and have a better chance of getting struck by lightning in the subway.

In fact, the Northeastern city with the highest ranking on the list was Albany-Schenectady, NY, which tops all New English cities at #29. I’ve never been, but I can’t imagine Upstate New York to be a hotspot for 20-somethings.

Let’s get to the exciting stuff, though. Here are the top 10 metros to find a job:

  1. Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
  2. Dallas-Ft. Worth-Arlington, TX
  3. Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA
  4. Charlotte-Gustonia-Rock Hill, NC
  5. Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA
  6. San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA
  7. Anchorage, AK
  8. Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX
  9. Kansas City, MO
  10. Macon, GA

There are some solid towns on that list. The Midwest turns out with a strong showing with Des Moines, Omaha and Kansas City, as does Texas with the DFW Metroplex and Austin.

Here’s the more detailed map:


Now, some of these places aren’t very attractive. Alaska? No thanks. I require a minimum of eight hours of sunlight a day. Omaha? I’d rather die than live in Nebraska. Same with Des Moines. Those places sound like a postgrad’s personal hell.

But if the well has run dry where you are, might as well start looking at jobs in these towns and maybe thinking about setting your roots elsewhere.


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Brian McGannon

What do I love? I love happy hour, a good golf tan, and getting moderately drunk during dinner.

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