Here’s some good news for job-hunters and recent grads: Washington has been named the best city for finding employment right now.
The ranking published by Forbes magazine is based on the D.C. area’s diversity of industries, cost of living, the range in size of businesses that are hiring, and the education level among residents.
Washington — which in this report included D.C., Arlington and Alexandria — beat out other major U.S. cities because it has “a large population of degreed individuals which matches the skill sets that are seeing the most demand right now: business and professional services, engineering and healthcare,” Bob Kovalsky, a senior vice president of the firm that compiled the report, told Forbes.
Austin, Texas, and Ithaca, N.Y., took the 2nd- and 3rd-place spots. Baltimore came in at number 9. See the full list after the jump.
Best Cities for Finding Employment:
1. Washington, D.C.
2. Austin, Texas
3. Ithaca, N.Y.
4. Boston, Mass.
5. Portland, Maine
6. Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas
7. Nashville, Tenn.
8. Columbus, Ohio
9. Baltimore, Md.
10. Pittsburgh, Penn.