Special Report

2021’s Best Cities for Outdoor Jobs

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50. St. Paul, Minnesota
> Outdoor job opportunities per 100,000 residents: 663.3 — 25th highest
> Work-related severe injuries per 100,000 workers: 1.3
> Average yearly total of very hot days: 15
> Average yearly total of very cold days: 153

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49. New York, New York
> Outdoor job opportunities per 100,000 residents: 30.6 — the lowest
> Work-related severe injuries per 100,000 workers: 2.5
> Average yearly total of very hot days: 15
> Average yearly total of very cold days: 82

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48. Tampa, Florida
> Outdoor job opportunities per 100,000 residents: 368.4 — 21st lowest
> Work-related severe injuries per 100,000 workers: 58.1
> Average yearly total of very hot days: 87
> Average yearly total of very cold days: 2

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47. Washington, District of Columbia
> Outdoor job opportunities per 100,000 residents: 342.1 — 20th lowest
> Work-related severe injuries per 100,000 workers: 21.9
> Average yearly total of very hot days: 36
> Average yearly total of very cold days: 67

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46. Thornton, Colorado
> Outdoor job opportunities per 100,000 residents: 1902.6 — 2nd highest
> Work-related severe injuries per 100,000 workers: 8.8
> Average yearly total of very hot days: 36
> Average yearly total of very cold days: 155