WASHINGTON -- The seat of government is a fine place to look for work.
NerdWallet, an independent financial review website, earlier this month released its list of the fastest-growing cities for job-seekers, ranking the nation's capital second best in the nation for those looking for employment. The only place with better employment prospects is Austin, Texas, a fast-growing city where the "median income is moderately high, and the cost of living is low," according to the survey.
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Calculating factors such as population growth, income, unemployment rate and the cost of living, NerdWallet characterized D.C. as an attractive city for “aspiring public servants” that has “numerous jobs with politicians and thinktanks.”
Although NerdWallet also ranked D.C. as the seventh most expensive U.S. city, the organization also noted that the median income of D.C. workers is significantly higher than median incomes in most other cities.
San Francisco was third on the list, Denver came in fourth, and Houston was found to be the fifth best city for job-seekers.
Washington, D.C. also made NerdWallet’s list of “Best Cities for Recent College Graduates” -- an age demographic teeming with job-seekers.