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Old 05-12-2015, 10:40 AM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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According to the American Institute for Economic Research

Top 15 for 1 million+ metros:

1. DC
2. San Francisco
3. Boston
4. San Jose
5. NYC
6. Seattle
7. Denver
8. Austin
9. Minneapolis
10. Raleigh
11. Baltimore
12. Columbus, OH
13. Hartford, CT
14. Chicago
15. Pittsburgh

*job market and COL based on averages for 22-35 year olds with BAs or higher.
It's kind of troubling that Los Angeles is nowhere to be seen on this list.
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Old 05-12-2015, 11:49 AM
 
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It's kind of troubling that Los Angeles is nowhere to be seen on this list.
Not really, a city not being on this list doesn't somehow indicate a bad economy. This lists are so subjective and can be taylor made to get desired results, we see it all the time. That's not to say it isn't credible. It just means absense from it isn't doom and gloom. It also uses MSA's from before the 2013 realignments. Even though it's the outlook for 2015, it's not using the proper 2015 metric which might weigh in as well.
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Old 05-12-2015, 01:41 PM
 
Location: Syracuse, New York
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Pittsburgh shouldn't be in the top 15. Portland, Oregon has been cranking out jobs at a much faster rate.
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Old 05-12-2015, 02:18 PM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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I wish I could say what David above said. I have been looking for jobs in Colorado for years with no luck. Either they do not want someone from out of state to move there, or they want to give a $20K a year pay cut.
You have to physically be here first. Save up money to physically move, get a job to pay the bills (restaurant/etc), then start the real job hunt.
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Old 05-12-2015, 02:33 PM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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I wish I could say what David above said. I have been looking for jobs in Colorado for years with no luck. Either they do not want someone from out of state to move there, or they want to give a $20K a year pay cut.
It probably depends on your field. Given my experience level, I'm making about 10% more here than my counterparts in Dallas.
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Old 05-12-2015, 03:03 PM
 
Location: Boston Metrowest (via the Philly area)
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Pittsburgh shouldn't be in the top 15. Portland, Oregon has been cranking out jobs at a much faster rate.
Portland has a higher population growth rate, as well. When it comes to the job market, a balance of job openings compared to job seekers is most desirable.

The key here is not necessarily job growth rate, but the lack of competition for jobs, which can be found even in the slowest job growth cities.
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Old 05-12-2015, 03:24 PM
 
Location: Lake George, CO
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You have to physically be here first. Save up money to physically move, get a job to pay the bills (restaurant/etc), then start the real job hunt.
LOL I make way more than what a restaurant is going to pay.. A restaurant is not going to pay my bills... I have massive amounts of student loans. The jobs in my field there are paying a considerable amount less too.
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Old 05-12-2015, 03:26 PM
 
Location: Lake George, CO
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It probably depends on your field. Given my experience level, I'm making about 10% more here than my counterparts in Dallas.
I am an instrument/analyzer tech at a chemical plant (have worked nuclear and power generation too). I wish I were in your dilemma because that would make up for the income taxes and slightly higher cost of living.
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Old 05-12-2015, 03:32 PM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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LOL I make way more than what a restaurant is going to pay.. A restaurant is not going to pay my bills... I have massive amounts of student loans. The jobs in my field there are paying a considerable amount less too.
Then put CO on the back burner until you can find a job here and/or you pay off those loans. CO will still be here when you do.
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Old 05-12-2015, 03:33 PM
 
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Pittsburgh shouldn't be in the top 15. Portland, Oregon has been cranking out jobs at a much faster rate.
I love how we all become experts on economics and statistics for these lists when we see a result we don't like.
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