The 25 best cities for job seekers right now

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There are 95,399 jobs available in the top city on the list.
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Looking to make a big career move?

Consider heading to one of the best cities in the country for job seekers.

To find these cities, job site Glassdoor scored major US cities out of five, rounded scores to the nearest tenth, and ranked accordingly.

Each Glassdoor city score is based on hiring opportunities available there according to Glassdoor and US Census data; Zillow data on housing affordability; and job satisfaction based on Glassdoor reviews.

Here are the best cities for finding a job at the moment, according to Glassdoor:


25. Dallas-Fort Worth

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Glassdoor City Score: 4.0

Number of job openings: 249,235

Median base salary: $49,000

Median home value: $211,000


24. Charlotte

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Glassdoor City Score: 4.0

Number of job openings: 78,285

Median base salary: $45,000

Median home value: $174,800


23. Chicago

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Glassdoor City Score: 4.0

Number of job openings: 332,546

Median base salary: $50,000

Median home value: $211,200


22. San Jose

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Glassdoor City Score: 4.0

Number of job openings: 106,809

Median base salary: $100,000

Median home value: $1,013,700


21. Milwaukee

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Glassdoor City Score: 4.0

Number of job openings: 63,772

Median base salary: $46,000

Median home value: $215,500


20. Nashville

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Glassdoor City Score: 4.1

Number of job openings: 63,772

Median base salary: $46,000

Median home value: $215,500


19. Baltimore

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Glassdoor City Score: 4.1

Number of job openings: 123,370

Median base salary: $48,000

Median home value: $261,000


18. Atlanta

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Glassdoor City Score: 4.1

Number of job openings: 195,021

Median base salary: $46,000

Median home value: $179,900


17. Seattle

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Glassdoor city score: 4.1

Number of job openings: 187,741

Median base salary: $65,000

Median home value: $447,100


16. Washington, DC

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Glassdoor City Score: 4.1

Number of job openings: 293,481

Median base salary: $62,000

Median home value: $382,600


15. Oklahoma City

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Glassdoor City Score: 4.1

Number of job openings: 43,898

Median base salary: $36,000

Median home value: $134,900


14. Hartford, Connecticut

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Glassdoor City Score: 4.1

Number of job openings: 46,274

Median base salary: $55,000

Median home value: $223,100


13. Minneapolis-St. Paul

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Glassdoor City Score: 4.1

Number of job openings: 151,656

Median base salary: $52,000

Median home value: $247,400


12. Detroit

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Glassdoor City Score: 4.2

Number of job openings: 119,567

Median base salary: $46,344

Median home value: $141,000


11. Birmingham, Alabama

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Glassdoor City Score: 4.2

Number of job openings: 40,123

Median base salary: $38,000

Median home value: $133,400


10. Louisville, Kentucky

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Glassdoor City Score: 4.2

Number of job openings: 49,213

Median base salary: $40,138

Median home value: $148,600


9. Cleveland

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Glassdoor City Score: 4.3

Number of job openings: 66,410

Median base salary: $43,000

Median home value: $134,600


8. Cincinnati

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Glassdoor City Score: 4.3

Number of job openings: 79,554

Median base salary: $44,637

Median home value: $152,600


7. Columbus

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Glassdoor City Score: 4.3

Number of job openings: 78,370

Median base salary: $45,000

Median home value: $162,500


6. Memphis

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Glassdoor City Score: 4.4

Number of job openings: 42,347

Median base salary: $41,200

Median home value: $119,700


5. St. Louis

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Glassdoor City Score: 4.4

Number of job openings: 104,725

Median base salary: $45,600

Median home value: $148,600


4. Raleigh-Durham

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Glassdoor City Score: 4.4

Number of job openings: 65,810

Median base salary: $50,000

Median home value: $228,200


3. Kansas City, Missouri

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Glassdoor City Score: 4.4

Number of job openings: 90,649

Median base salary: $45,000

Median home value: $159,400


2. Indianapolis

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Glassdoor City Score: 4.4

Number of job openings: 80,561

Median base salary: $43,000

Median home value: $138,100


1. Pittsburgh

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Glassdoor City Score: 4.4

Number of job openings: 95,399

Median base salary: $44,000

Median home value: $137,400