100 Best Cities For Jobs

<p>Salt Lake City, Utah, has been ranked as the best city for jobs in 2008 by <em>Forbes</em> magazine.</p>
January 31, 2008, 8am PST | Nate Berg
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"Austin, Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio all rank high on the latest forecast data from Moody's Economy.com. McAllen, Texas, is expected to have the highest job growth rate, as its leisure and hospitality, educational and health services and commercial construction jobs flourish."

"Even still, Salt Lake City, in all its tech-job abundance, looks like it will remain No. 1 since Forbes.com's most recent ranking."

"To compile the rankings for the Best Cities For Jobs list forecast, we used five data points, weighted equally: the state's unemployment rate, job growth, income growth, median household income and cost of living for full-year 2006 (only partial data is available so far for 2007). We measured the largest 100 metropolitan areas, as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau, and obtained the data from Moody's Economy.com."

The top five cities are:

1. Salt Lake City, Utah
2. Wichita, Kansas
3. Austin, Texas
4. Atlanta, Georgia
5. Fort Worth, Texas

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Published on Thursday, January 10, 2008 in Forbes
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