A new study from WalletHub.com found that the top ten places for jobs are all in the western part of the U.S. The main reasons, authors say, are that these cities have a wider range of industries than a lot of the East Coast cities and good facilities for their employees, including insurance through work. The study followed the number of companies in the area, job openings, housing affordability, and poverty rates, among others, to discover that Seattle has topped its competitors on many items.
Seattle is one of the fastest-growing cities in the country, partly thanks to its attractiveness in terms of job opportunities. The Emerald city hosts huge employers such as Amazon, Nordstrom, Starbucks and Microsoft, which is actually in Redmond, just 30 minutes away. Employees earn on average $65,277 annually, considerably higher than the national median of $53,046. 85.3 percent of workers have insurance through their jobs.
While some workers choose to live in the city, others prefer the quieter suburban areas of Seattle. According to the study, the average one-way commute for workers is 25.4 minutes.
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