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Want to find a job? Forbes says Raleigh is the place

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Are you considering a career move in the New Year? Raleigh and the Triangle area may be for you.

According to a recent article by Forbes that reported research findings from, Raleigh ranked as the second-easiest U.S. city to find a job right now. This is the second year in a row our City of Oaks has held this list position.

To determine the availability of jobs by city, compared the population of each metro region with the number of jobs listings in its corresponding area to assess the various employment opportunities.

In the report, Raleigh trailed San Jose, which posted only 33 more jobs per 1,000 people. Forbes reported:

“… San Jose, California, offers up the most job listings per capita, with 154 jobs advertised per every 1,000 residents–up from last year when the city led the list with 123 openings.

Raleigh, North Carolina, is next yet again, with 121 openings per 1,000 residents, and the nation’s capital falls to fourth with 93 roles posted online for every 1,000 residents of the District, edged out by Denver, with 96 jobs posted for ever 1,000 residents of the Mile High City.”

This news comes at a great time as the Triangle real estate market continues to hold steady with year-to-date closed sales up 10 percent through October and an average overall price increase of 6 percent in comparison to the same period last year.

The other U.S. metros spotlighted on the “Easiest Places to Find Jobs” list included:

  1. San Jose, Calif.
  2. Raleigh
  3. Denver
  4. Washington, D.C.
  5. San Francisco

The five U.S. metros that ranked as the “Hardest Places to Find Jobs” included:

  1. Miami
  2. Los Angeles
  3. New Orleans
  4. Riverside, Calif.
  5. New York City

To read the full Forbes article on the “The Easiest and Hardest Cities for Finding A Job Right Now,” click here.

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