With strong employment growth, salaries, and opportunities, several southern cities including Miami, Orlando, and Raleigh, N.C., are among the best job markets in the nation.
According to CNBC, the jobs platform Indeed ranked the ten best cities for job seekers. Results were based on which cities had the most job listings, with salary offerings, work-life balance, advancement opportunities, and job security factored in.
All 10 of the cities are in the Sun Belt, raning from Jacksonville, Fla., to Memphis, Tenn., to Sacramento, Calif.
A few cities often associated with employment opportunity are notably absent, including New York and Chicago. Cities like Cleveland, Pittsburgh and Buffalo don't make the cut either. Indeed's Paul D'Arcy attributes that to stagnating population numbers and continuing efforts by cities once known for manufacturing jobs to diversify their economies.