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2017’s best cities for jobs
In order to determine the best job markets in the U.S., WalletHub analysts compared the 150 most populated cities across two key dimensions: “job market” and “socioeconomic environment.” The personal-finance website assigned heavier weight to the former as the factors in that category most heavily influence a job seeker’s decision in terms of relocation for employment.

The job market ranking, comprising of 80 points total, included a number of data points on job opportunities, employment growth and job securities. The socioeconomic portion, totaling 20 points, included data on median annual incomes, workplace accessibility and housing affordability.

These following cities ranked highest on WalletHub’s list.
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10. Raleigh, N.C.
Total score: 61.29
Job market ranking: 13
Socioeconomic Environmental ranking: 40
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9. Tempe, Ariz.
Total score: 62.17
Job market ranking: 15
Socioeconomic Environmental ranking: 12
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8. Salt Lake City, Utah
Total score: 62.54
Job market ranking: 10
Socioeconomic Environmental ranking: 25
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7. Chandler, Ariz.
Total score: 62.71
Job market ranking: 16
Socioeconomic Environmental ranking: 8
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6. Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.
Total score: 63.35
Job market ranking: 7
Socioeconomic Environmental ranking: 15
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5. San Francisco, Calif.
Total score: 63.37
Job market ranking: 6
Socioeconomic Environmental ranking: 34
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4. Sioux Falls, S.D.
Total score: 64.72
Job market ranking: 5
Socioeconomic Environmental ranking: 11
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3. Orlando, Fla.
Total score: 64.90
Job market ranking: 2
Socioeconomic Environmental ranking: 19
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2. Plano, Texas
Total score: 64.91
Job market ranking: 4
Socioeconomic Environmental ranking: 13
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1. Scottsdale, Ariz.
Total score: 70.48
Job market ranking: 1
Socioeconomic Environmental ranking: 2
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2017’s worst cities for jobs
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