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Old 02-24-2008, 10:12 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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I know big cities will come first...
but someone told me the other day that Dallas had a really good Job market and might be the place to go after NYC and LA. The person who told me this is from Chicago( but I want to hear ya'lls Opinion (if you will excuse my Texas Grammar)
I Think this is accurate:
1)NYC
2)San Jose aka Silicon Valley
3)Los Angeles
4) Dallas( Mainly North Dallas which has the less popular nickname of the Silicon Prairie)
5)Houston
6)Washington DC
7)Chicago
8)Seattle
9)Portland
10)Miami

now I'm not 100% sure on this...and some of it may be home grown pride...but Opinions?...

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Old 02-24-2008, 10:16 PM
 
Location: Oak Park, IL
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Probably depends on what field you are in. NYC and Chicago are probably best for financial markets, Houston for oil, LA for movies/entertainment, DC for government, etc.
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Old 02-24-2008, 10:20 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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I was thinking the same, but generally?
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Old 02-25-2008, 07:35 AM
 
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Well, according to statistics, Birmingham and Orlando have the country's lowest unemployment with rates half that of the national average.
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Old 02-25-2008, 09:10 AM
 
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1. If you are willing to work really hard for what you want, you can have it.
2. That crashed big time after the dot-com bust.
3. See #1.
4. Definitely.
5. Definitely.
6. Definitely
7. To an extent.
8. Honestly not sure
9. Relatively high unemployment rate, low wages, actually not good at all.
10. If your number one career aspiration is to scrub toilets, there is definitely plenty of work, but it's not the high quality kind.

In my opinion, it is probably
1. Houston (2nd to NYC in number of Fortune 500 company HQ)
2. NYC (not first because it's harder to get your foot in the door, but the opportunities are infinite)
3. Atlanta (fast growth and lots of HQs due to low costs of business)
4. Dallas
5. Washington DC
6. Raleigh/Durham (research/technology based,low unemployment, but lets see how long it lasts)
7. LA
8. San Jose/Silicon Valley
9. (there is a dropoff from here) Charlotte
10. The rest of the country.
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Old 02-25-2008, 12:52 PM
 
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DC, the economy is recession proof!
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Old 02-25-2008, 01:17 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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job quality is more important than job quantity. just because a company is a fortune 500 company does not make it a company with quality jobs, it just means it's a quality company. houston has HUGE job growth because of all the energy fortune 500 companies it has, however, what are the salaries like? you might want to think about that. if i had to choose which regions have the best job opportunities, i would pick cities with job quality, not job quantity. therefore, the honors goes to:

1. nyc/jersey city
2. the bay area
3. chicago
4. seattle
5. los angeles
6. washington d.c.
7. orange county
8. san diego
9. dallas
10. boston
11. minneapolis
12. portland
13. houston
14. san antonio
15. atlanta
16. charlotte
17. miami
18. raleigh
19. las vegas
20. phoenix

don't judge my top 20, that's just the way it is!!

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Old 02-25-2008, 01:23 PM
 
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what are the salaries like? you might want to think about that.
Pretty massive, plus you don't get your income taxed. Houston, Dallas have higher wages than SD yet its cheap to live there.

San Diego, lol. Their job market is about as "quality" as Miami (not quality). And you ranked Miami ahead of Raleigh, and Atlanta behind San Antonio. All credibility lost. I wouldn't be so picky if it weren't for that last sentence.

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Old 02-25-2008, 01:36 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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Pretty massive, plus you don't get your income taxed. Houston, Dallas have higher wages than SD yet its cheap to live there.

San Diego, lol. Their job market is about as "quality" as Miami (not quality). And you ranked Miami ahead of Raleigh, and Atlanta behind San Antonio. All credibility lost. I wouldn't be so picky if it weren't for that last sentence.

average median household income in san diego is about 60,000, and in houston it's about 40,000, same for dallas.

like i said, quality pays more! by the way, where are you getting your statistics from? atlanta is adding crap loads of low wage jobs, at least san antonio is the silicon valley of the south!

minimum wage in california is $8 an hour, what is it where u live my friend?
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Old 02-25-2008, 01:44 PM
 
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average median household income in san diego is about 60,000, and in houston it's about 40,000, same for dallas.

like i said, quality pays more! by the way, where are you getting your statistics from? atlanta is adding crap loads of low wage jobs, at least san antonio is the silicon valley of the south!

minimum wage in california is $8 an hour, what is it where u live my friend?
Your forgetting about the suburban areas like Fort Bend County near Houston and other outlying counties in Dallas where the median income is closer to 70k and a large amount of the population lives. San Diego isn't as large of a metro area, but the city limits are disproportionally large and the county consumes the whole metro. Plus, you can't live very well off of 60k in SD, and in Dallas 40k is livable. Notice that in most TX cities the median income and housing prices are well within line of the 3x income rule.

And Raleigh is the Silicon Valley of the South. Ever heard of Research Triangle Park? San Antonio is nice and is alright for jobs but it's nothing special in that regard.

I live in the worst city in America, where it's 6.10 an hour. It also costs 800 a month for a 1 bedroom apartment in a good part of the worst city in America. SD is much higher. This city is not in Texas (it's in Florida, and it's not really the worst city in America) and I don't really have any extraordinary fanfare for the place, but it just has much higher quality jobs than SD and your list seems poorly thought out.
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