Which cities in the United States make the best destinations for career-oriented professionals? Where should job seekers consider moving to?

To find out, Robert Half and The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) examined 25 diverse indicators that influence career choices and overall happiness.

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.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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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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