Need a Job or a Better Wage? These 15 Places are the best in the U.S. for these Two Things.

Need a Job or a Better Wage? These 15 Places are the best in the U.S. for these Two Things.

While we keep hearing about the stressful economic situation that exists in the U.S., there are a number of cities which still offer good wages and even better jobs.  These are the top 15 cities where the jobs are plentiful, salaries are rising and business is good.

15. Des Moines, Iowa

 

Population and housing score: 59.7

Workforce and earnings score: 42.8

Business growth score: 52.5

14. Orlando, Florida

Population and housing score: 55.7

Workforce and earnings score: 39.8

Business growth score: 64.2

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13. Charlotte, North Carolina

Population and housing score: 55.7

Workforce and earnings score: 39.8

Business growth score: 64.2

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12. Ogden, Utah

Population and housing score: 51.2

Workforce and earnings score: 46.8

Business growth score: 63.3

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11. Houston, Texas

Population and housing score: 77.7

Workforce and earnings score: 41.9

Business growth score: 43.9

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10. McAllen, Texas

Population and housing score: 60.3

Workforce and earnings score: 62.2

Business growth score: 44.3

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9. San Antonio, Texas

Population and housing score: 57.2

Workforce and earnings score: 45.4

Business growth score: 64.5

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8. Boise, Idaho

Population and housing score: 53.2

Workforce and earnings score: 47.8

Business growth score: 67

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7. Dallas, Texas

Population and housing score: 61.4

Workforce and earnings score: 48.7

Business growth score: 64.4

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6. Denver, Colorado

Population and housing score: 52.2

Workforce and earnings score: 58.3

Business growth score: 65.3

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5. Nashville, Tennessee

Population and housing score: 54.5

Workforce and earnings score: 54.6

Business growth score: 72.9

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4. Charleston, South Carolina

Population and housing score: 66.9

Workforce and earnings score: 60.6

Business growth score: 71.7

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3. Raleigh, North Carolina

Population and housing score: 84.1

Workforce and earnings score: 48.3

Business growth score: 70.8

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2. Provo, Utah

Population and housing score: 79.9

Workforce and earnings score: 52.2

Business growth score: 95.1

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1. Austin, Texas

Population and housing score: 100

Workforce and earnings score: 70.3

Business growth score: 93

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