15 Best US Cities for Job Seekers in 2022

ByGeoff Williams

Updated: December 19, 2022

ByGeoff Williams

Updated: December 19, 2022

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There are many factors that go into making a city the “best” for job seekers. Some things are intangible, like museums, beaches or a community’s vibe. But many of a city’s qualities are easier to measure and analyze.

MoneyGeek took a look at a number of factors — including job and wage growth and housing affordability — to find the best and worst cities for job growth in the U.S. If you’re unemployed or looking for a job and thinking of moving to a new state — perhaps in search of a more affordable mortgage or lower cost of living — you’ll want to take a look at our list of the 15 best U.S. cities for job seekers in 2022.


About Geoff Williams

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Geoff Williams has been a personal finance journalist since around the time of the Great Recession of 2008. He's been writing professionally since the 1990s about a variety of topics, including personal finance, credit cards and loans.

Williams is also the author of several books, including "Washed Away: How the Great Flood of 1913, America's Most Widespread Natural Disaster, Terrorized a Nation and Changed It Forever" and "C.C. Pyle's Amazing Foot Race: The True Story of the 1928 Coast-to-Coast Run Across America."

Born in Columbus, Williams now lives in Loveland, Ohio, with his two teenage daughters.