Special Report

25 Cities to Find Great Jobs

Washington DC, United States
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5. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
> Job openings as of April:
163,520
> Median salary: $70,000
> Population: 6,097,684
> Net migration 2010-2015: +211,921
> Unemployment rate: 4.0%

Boston, Massachusetts
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4. Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH
> Job openings as of April:
121,498
> Median salary: $67,500
> Population: 4,774,321
> Net migration 2010-2015: +137,505
> Unemployment rate: 4.0%

Seattle (King County), Washington
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3. Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
> 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%

Painted Ladies, San Francisco, California, USA
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2. San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA
> Job openings as of April:
121,597
> Median salary: $88,000
> Population: 4,656,132
> Net migration 2010-2015: +207,569
> Unemployment rate: 3.7%

San Jose, California
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1. San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA
> Job openings as of April:
61,038
> Median salary: $112,000
> Population: 1,976,836
> Net migration 2010-2015: +67,029
> Unemployment rate: 3.7%