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February 26, 2013 at 8:33 AM

Forbes: Seattle 5th best city for a good job

Is Seattle a good city for a good job?

Yes, says Forbes, which rated 100 U.S. cities using a variety of measures including wages, unemployment and projected job growth.

Here’s what Forbes had to say about us:

Seattle’s unemployment rate is a little high, but so are the wages in this technology capital, and they’re projected to grow at a 2.6% annual clip through 2019. Boeing employment is holding steady despite teething troubles with the 787, and education continues to expand.

And their numbers:

  • 5-year expected annual job growth rate: 1.9%
  • Per capita income: $50,497
  • Unemployment rate: 6.5%

We’re assuming Forbes is saying our unemployment rate is high as compared to the other top 10 cities in their survey. Many of those cities had unemployment rates around 5.9 percent.

Best city for a good job: Dallas. In fact, the top four cities are in Texas.

How Forbes arrived at their list.

Comments | More in Business/Technology, General news | Topics: Forbes, high tech, Seattle jobs


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