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According to a recent article by Forbes magazine the best city in America for a job is right here in Salt Lake City. Forbes utilized five data points to create their city ranking: unemployment rate, job growth, income growth, median household income and cost of living for full-year 2006. Forbes then measured the largest 100 metropolitan areas. Salt Lake City’s ranking was strengthened by a low unemployment rating and a high income growth ranking. salt-lake-city.jpg

Forbes writes, “Topping the latest ranking of out Best Cities for Jobs list is Salt Lake City. The Crossroads to the West, an economy that has been predominantly driven by the mining and steel industries, has developed into a service-based city and has become a tech sector hub for digerati migrating from Silicon Valley.”


Best Cities for Employment
1. Salt Lake City
2. Raleigh, NC
3. Phoenix, AZ
4. Jacksonville, FL
5. Orlando, FL

You can read the full article here: Best Cities for Jobs       Interestingly there are also articles in the paper today about Proctor and Gamble building a manufacturing plant in Box Elder Co. and Ogden city is noted as one of two finalists for the relocation of the U.S. Olympic Cycling Agency.

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