Austin Ranks 4th on Job Seeker Best City List

May 2017

What’s the best city in the US for job seekers?
It’s a difficult question to answer. After all, every job seeker is unique: For some, there’s no place like home, while for others the grass may always be greener elsewhere. That said, there are several key considerations most of us would agree are important, and today more data than ever is available to help us understand just how these factors combine to make a city stand out as a great place to live and work.
So what is the best city for job seekers? To find out, we asked four questions:
• How favorable is the local labor market to the job seeker?
• What’s the average salary, once adjusted for cost of living?
• How high do employers score for work-life balance in Indeed’s review database?
• How high do employers score for job security and advancement opportunities in Indeed’s review database?
After analyzing the data for the 50 metro areas with the most postings on Indeed, we calculated a percentile score for each key consideration. Next, our data science team did some serious number crunching, allowing us to synthesize all these results into a single Indeed City Score. The result? Indeed’s first ever list of best cities for job seekers.