Most people consider a change in their job the main reason for relocating. Other factors may pay a critical role, but usually it's how you're able to pay for the move that helps seal the deal.
According to Glassdoor's latest job review list, and a ranking by 24/7 Wall St., Seattle placed No. 3 on their report of the 25 Best Cities for Jobs. Glassdoor measured four aspects of U.S. metro areas: job opportunities, affordability, job satisfaction, and work-life balance. Ahead of the Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA metro were the San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA and San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA.
Here's the breakdown we saw for our metro:
- Job openings as of April: 103,124
- Median salary: $85,000
- Population: 3,733,580
- Net migration 2010-2015: +176,382
- Unemployment rate: 5.0%
High paying jobs certainly helped cities rank on this list, although those higher paying jobs don't necessarily make it easier for everyone to afford housing. Those cities with less expensive housing available also ranked well (our latest statistics can explain how our home prices may have bumped us out of the top spot). Population growth and country-wide migration also played a part in the ranking.
Read more and check out the full list from King5.com.
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