Austin Among Top 10 Best Cities for Jobs

Austin is a popular place for overwhelming reasons. People love the amount of opportunities in the Lone State’s capital. It’s known as the best place for competition and the second best for entrepreneurial climate and business. While other cities in the state, like San Antonio or Houston, have helped to keep the state in the higher ranks in the country, Austin has usually been in the lead. It’s so popular that it’s the Best City for Job Seekers in 2014, at least NerdWallet thinks so.

Here is a list of the 2014 Ten Best Job Seeking Cities:

Austin, Texas
Washington, D.C.
Fort Worth, TX
Denver, CO
Charlotte, NC
Raleigh, NC
Omaha, NB
Minneapolis, MN
Oklahoma City, OK
San Antonio, TX

A number of factors have been considered for this great rating, including the population growth of working-age adults between 2010 and 2012, the unemployment rate, median salary for employees and the monthly costs for homeowners. For Austin these were 5.9%, 4.7%, $29,122 and $1,725 respectively. They gave the city an overall score of 80.1. Austin was put at the top thanks to the large number of businesses wanting to hire, one of the country’s lowest rates of unemployment and the highest increase in population at a working-age.


The Austin Chamber of Commerce states that the number employees rose by almost 27,673 in 2013 from 2012 to 849,155. The figure doesn’t show the number of most the employees on payroll, the other factors like costs for owning a home and median salary are enough to show that Austin is the best for those looking for a new job.

According to NerdWallet, the success is also attributed to the implementation of a chapter in the American Society for Training & Development. There have been networking opportunities, workshops and groups arranged to help people find and develop their careers in the city.

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