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The BEST And WORST Cities For The Newly Graduated

Huffington Post   First Posted: 06/28/10 06:12 AM ET   Updated: 09/20/11 07:27 PM ET

Each spring, millions of starry-eyed college students toss their graduation caps in the air and head to a city to begin a new life. But where, exactly, are the best places to go? Which cities can support graduates' dreams of salaried jobs with health insurance while providing them with ample social and cultural events? And which cities are declining faster than the telegraph industry?

We took a look across the country to find out.

BEST: Atlanta, GA
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Atlanta is growing jobs at a consistent clip -- adding about 3 percent more per year -- and is a center of the health care industry. Even in the deepest throes of the recession, employment in the city's health care sector increased 2.7 percent. The home to Coca-Cola and CNN tops's list of cities with the most job growth, with an estimated 2.5 million new jobs in the next 20 years.

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