Ten U.S. Cities With Lowest Levels of Job Satisfaction, Including Denver

We're so accustomed to Denver landing on positive lists — just last month, U.S. News & World Report named the Mile High City the best place to live in the country — that when our home registers poorly, it comes across as a shock.

That's certainly the case with the Indeed Happiness Index 2016, from the folks at the Indeed Hiring Lab.

As part of its new report, Indeed came up with a list of the ten cities with the lowest levels of job satisfaction — and Denver wound up on it.

Oh man, did it.

Here's the methodology Indeed used to reach its conclusions:
Using the 10 million aggregated and anonymized company reviews on Indeed, we compared countries, cities and job titles based on the average review scores. A review can have one to five stars, so within each cluster we grouped reviews by the number of stars current or former employees gave. We then calculated the average rating based on the number of reviews in each of the five categories. 
Continue to count down the photo-illustrated top — or perhaps we should say "bottom" — ten when it comes to job satisfaction, followed by an Indeed excerpt offering more specifics about Denver's poor performance. To see the original item, click here.

Number 10: Nashville, Tennessee

Number 9: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Number 8: Charlotte, North Carolina

Number 7: Salt Lake City, Utah

Number 6: Cincinnati, Ohio

Continue to keep counting down the ten U.S. cities with the lowest levels of job satisfaction, including Denver.

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