WalletHub rated Seattle the No. 1 city in the U.S. for jobs in 2015, so if you don’t mind overcast days and highly caffeinated neighbors, you might want to consider moving to the Pacific Northwest.
WalletHub analyzed 16 metrics from the 150 most-populated cities, including job opportunities, cost of living, annual incomes and unemployment rates. Des Moines, Iowa; Gilbert, Arizona; Sioux Falls, South Dakota; Fremont, California; Chandler, Arizona; Omaha, Nebraska; Salt Lake City; Scottsdale, Arizona, and Plano, Texas, rounded out the list of the top 10 best cities to find a job.
The overall job market is looking good for soon-to-be graduates. According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers, almost 80 percent of recruiters are looking to hire workers with bachelor’s degrees.
The job-outlook study also reported two-thirds of employers will raise starting salaries an average of 3.7 percent for those who graduate in 2015 with a bachelor’s degree.