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Why Denver Is One of the Best Cities in the U.S. for Job Seekers

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Durham, North Carolina.
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Number 5: Durham, North Carolina

Unemployment rate in October 2016: 4.2 percent

Employed population growth 2010-2015: 30.93 percent

Median 2015 annual earnings for full-time workers: $41,323

Median monthly rent in 2015: $970

Score: 72.10

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Seattle, Washington.
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Number 4: Seattle, Washington

Unemployment rate in October 2016: 4.2 percent

Employed population growth 2010-2015: 29.56 percent

Median 2015 annual earnings for full-time workers: $62,903

Median monthly rent in 2015: $1,356

Score: 72.63

Nashville, Tennessee.
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Number 3: Nashville, Tennessee

Unemployment rate in October 2016: 3.8 percent

Employed population growth 2010-2015: 29.46 percent

Median 2015 annual earnings for full-time workers: $40,253

Median monthly rent in 2015: $921

Score: 72.68

Denver, Colorado.
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Number 2: Denver, Colorado

Unemployment rate in October 2016: 2.9 percent

Employed population growth 2010-2015: 259.54 percent

Median 2015 annual earnings for full-time workers: $47,741

Median monthly rent in 2015: $1,094

Score: 77.58

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Austin, Texas.
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Number 1: Austin, Texas

Unemployment rate in October 2016: 3.2 percent

Employed population growth 2010-2015: 34.51 percent

Median 2015 annual earnings for full-time workers: $45,669

Median monthly rent in 2015: $1,139

Score: 78.96
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