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BEST LABOR MARKETS FOR YOUNG ADULTS

Rank 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67

Labor market Austin, TX Washington, DC Raleigh, NC Boston, MA Houston, TX Oklahoma City, OK Dallas-Fort Worth, TX Tulsa, OK Seattle, WA Baton Rouge, LA New York City, NY Salt Lake City, UT San Francisco-Oakland, CA San Antonio, TX Denver, CO San Jose, CA Baltimore, MD Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN Worcester, MA Omaha, NE Bridgeport-Stamford, CT Columbus, OH Hartford, CT Albany, NY New Haven, CT Kansas City, MO Virginia Beach-Norfolk, VA Charlotte, NC Honolulu, HI Nashville, TN Richmond, VA Philadelphia, PA San Diego, CA Pittsburgh, PA Rochester, NY Chicago, IL St. Louis, MO Birmingham, AL Indianapolis, IN Portland, OR Phoenix, AZ Bakersfield, CA Albuquerque, NM Los Angeles, CA Cincinnati, OH Atlanta, GA Jacksonville, FL Tucson, AZ Buffalo, NY Las Vegas, NV Louisville, KY Orlando, FL Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL Allentown-Bethlehem, PA Oxnard-Thousand Oaks, CA Sacramento, CA New Orleans, LA Milwaukee, WI Providence, RI Fresno, CA Grand Rapids, MI Memphis, TN Riverside-San Bernardino, CA Tampa-St. Petersburg, FL Dayton, OH Cleveland, OH Detroit, MI

Opportunity score for young adults 10.08 8.38 8.19 6.40 6.07 5.39 4.87 4.74 4.68 4.31 4.25 3.44 3.43 3.30 3.15 3.10 2.98 2.79 2.55 2.44 2.10 1.81 1.45 1.33 0.96 0.92 0.90 0.62 0.57 0.46 0.28 0.03 0.02 -0.20 -0.35 -0.60 -0.88 -1.04 -1.21 -1.41 -1.44 -1.46 -1.46 -1.56 -1.77 -1.94 -2.00 -2.13 -2.21 -2.33 -2.36 -2.51 -2.72 -2.87 -3.09 -3.10 -3.46 -4.24 -4.33 -4.73 -5.10 -5.39 -5.97 -6.30 -7.49 -8.08 -12.53

Annual rate of population growth (20002008) 3.4% 1.3% 3.9% 0.3% 2.4% 1.2% 2.4% 0.8% 1.2% 1.1% 0.4% 1.7% 0.4% 2.1% 1.7% 0.6% 0.5% 1.0% 0.5% 1.1% 0.2% 1.1% 0.4% 0.4% 0.3% 1.0% 0.6% 3.0% 0.4% 2.1% 1.4% 0.3% 0.8% -0.4% -0.1% 0.6% 0.5% 0.7% 1.4% 1.7% 3.4% 2.4% 1.8% 0.5% 0.9% 2.9% 1.9% 2.2% -0.5% 3.7% 0.8% 2.7% 0.9% 1.1% 0.7% 2.0% -1.8% 0.4% 0.1% 1.6% 0.6% 0.8% 2.9% 1.6% -0.2% -0.4% -0.1%

Annual rate of employment growth (20042009) 2.8% 0.6% 2.0% 0.01% 1.7% 0.6% 1.5% 1.5% 0.8% 1.4% -0.02% 1.2% -0.6% 2.0% 0.2% -0.04% 0.0% -0.6% -0.3% 0.4% -0.5% -0.2% -0.2% -0.4% -0.3% 0.2% 0.1% 0.6% -0.1% -0.2% -0.3% -0.5% -0.6% -0.4% -0.2% -0.8% -0.3% -0.5% -0.4% 0.01% -0.3% 1.4% 0.3% -0.7% -0.7% -0.3% -0.2% -0.3% -0.5% -0.3% -0.3% 0.2% -0.5% -0.1% -1.2% -1.1% -3.2% -1.1% -1.8% 0.1% -1.3% -0.2% -1.0% -1.3% -1.8% -1.6% -3.6%

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Householders Members of under the age of 18-34 age Share of total 45 with household range with population fitting Jobless rate for 18incomes of bachelor's in 18-34 age range 34 age range $100,000 or more degrees (2008) (2008) (2008) (2008) 28.0% 6.8% 22.2% 27.0% 23.1% 7.9% 38.5% 35.8% 24.2% 7.5% 24.5% 32.3% 22.8% 7.9% 34.7% 37.6% 24.3% 7.8% 20.8% 18.8% 24.9% 6.2% 12.5% 19.7% 24.6% 7.8% 20.5% 20.0% 22.6% 5.8% 12.6% 18.0% 22.7% 7.2% 27.7% 28.1% 26.1% 7.3% 16.2% 17.9% 22.2% 9.5% 32.4% 30.9% 26.2% 4.7% 18.4% 20.4% 21.8% 8.4% 39.2% 33.1% 24.6% 8.7% 14.7% 16.8% 23.1% 6.8% 23.2% 27.4% 22.6% 8.1% 47.8% 31.8% 22.6% 9.1% 28.6% 28.6% 22.6% 7.5% 26.9% 30.6% 22.3% 8.3% 28.8% 26.5% 23.6% 6.8% 17.2% 26.3% 18.6% 12.0% 41.2% 30.3% 24.4% 8.0% 19.4% 27.4% 21.5% 10.3% 28.9% 27.6% 24.0% 9.0% 21.4% 26.6% 22.2% 9.9% 24.1% 30.3% 21.9% 8.4% 19.9% 26.8% 24.5% 8.7% 17.3% 17.3% 22.8% 9.8% 21.3% 26.5% 23.8% 6.5% 26.5% 21.3% 23.3% 7.6% 17.4% 24.1% 23.5% 10.2% 22.1% 22.5% 21.6% 10.6% 26.3% 27.4% 26.3% 9.7% 26.4% 23.0% 19.9% 8.8% 17.1% 27.6% 23.2% 9.4% 16.1% 25.1% 23.4% 10.3% 25.6% 26.8% 21.9% 9.6% 18.2% 23.9% 22.0% 10.2% 17.8% 21.6% 22.2% 9.4% 19.1% 26.7% 22.9% 9.6% 21.7% 25.4% 24.1% 7.2% 20.0% 17.6% 27.6% 12.3% 14.9% 10.7% 23.8% 7.9% 14.0% 16.3% 24.1% 9.3% 25.4% 21.3% 22.4% 9.1% 20.0% 22.0% 23.1% 10.9% 23.5% 24.5% 22.1% 10.7% 16.7% 17.4% 23.6% 10.7% 13.7% 17.7% 22.5% 10.2% 15.3% 24.7% 23.4% 9.5% 19.7% 16.8% 21.3% 10.6% 14.8% 22.1% 23.1% 10.8% 16.5% 19.9% 20.1% 10.6% 20.1% 20.6% 20.9% 9.6% 22.6% 19.9% 23.1% 9.3% 33.9% 17.5% 25.5% 11.9% 23.5% 21.2% 22.3% 9.6% 15.6% 17.6% 21.2% 8.4% 18.3% 23.0% 22.8% 10.9% 20.7% 23.0% 26.7% 13.5% 14.7% 11.2% 23.3% 11.2% 15.1% 21.7% 22.2% 14.2% 13.9% 16.9% 27.1% 13.8% 21.3% 13.1% 20.4% 10.3% 16.1% 18.5% 22.3% 11.1% 13.4% 19.0% 19.8% 13.6% 17.4% 22.3% 20.2% 14.9% 20.8% 20.6%

Total population (2008) 1,652,602 5,358,130 1,088,765 4,522,858 5,728,143 1,206,142 6,300,006 916,079 3,344,813 774,327 19,006,798 1,115,692 4,274,531 2,031,445 2,506,626 1,819,198 2,667,117 3,229,878 783,806 837,925 895,030 1,773,120 1,190,512 853,919 846,101 2,002,047 1,658,292 1,701,799 905,034 1,550,733 1,225,626 5,838,471 3,001,072 2,351,192 1,034,090 9,569,624 2,816,710 1,117,608 1,715,459 2,207,462 4,281,899 800,458 845,913 12,872,808 2,155,137 5,376,285 1,313,228 1,012,018 1,124,309 1,865,746 1,244,696 2,054,574 5,414,772 808,210 797,740 2,109,832 1,134,029 1,549,308 1,596,611 909,153 776,833 1,285,732 4,115,871 2,733,761 836,544 2,088,291 4,425,110

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