Which cities in the United States make the best destinations for career-oriented professionals? Where should job seekers consider moving to?
The indicators are separated into four categories: Career prospects (unemployment rate, GDP per capita, etc.); quality of life (crime rates, number of sunny days, etc.); cost of living (median housing costs, state/city income taxes, etc.); and cultural diversity (population diversity, availability of food and drink, etc.).
Seattle ranks as the top metropolitan area in the Robert Half Career City Index, thanks to its performance in the career-prospects and cost-of-living categories, which were both assigned extra weight by the researchers because of the role they play in professional mobility.
Boston ranks second, followed by the San Francisco Bay area and Washington, DC.
The San Francisco Bay area ranks as the top place in the US for career prospects, thanks to its educational attainment levels, GDP per capita, and relatively low unemployment rate.
Ayaz Nanji is an independent digital strategist and a co-founder of ICW Content, a marketing agency specializing in content creation for brands and businesses. He is also a research writer for MarketingProfs. He has worked for Google/YouTube, the Travel Channel, AOL, and the New York Times.
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