Twelve Best U.S. Cities to Find a Job — and Where Denver Finishes

As we recently reported, Colorado added 100,986 residents in 2015, landing it in second position among fastest-growing states.

The lifestyle and scenery in Colorado are two big reasons why, and marijuana legalization is likely a factor, too.

But another influence is the economy — and specifically the job market, which continues to heat up.

A new study by WalletHub ranks the best and worst U.S. cities to find a job, and Denver finished on the positive end of that continuum.

Look below to count down the top twelve, featuring photos and WalletHub data, followed by the methodology the site used to determine the rankings. To see the original WalletHub post, click here.

Number 1: Plano, TX
Total Score: 68.12
Job Market Rank: 2
"Socioeconomic Environment" Rank: 8

Number 2. Overland Park, KS
Total Score: 66.18
Job Market Rank: 5
"Socioeconomic Environment" Rank: 4

Number 3. Austin, TX
Total Score: 65.10
Job Market Rank: 4
"Socioeconomic Environment" Rank: 15

Number 4: Irving, TX
Total Score: 64.75
Job Market Rank: 1
"Socioeconomic Environment" Rank: 73

Number 5: Salt Lake City, UT
Total Score: 64.20
Job Market Rank: 3
"Socioeconomic Environment" Rank: 37

Number 6: Des Moines, IA
Total Score: 64.05
Job Market Rank: 6
"Socioeconomic Environment" Rank: 23

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