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The Top 25 Cities for Recent Graduates' Careers

The Top 25 Cities for Recent Graduates' Careers

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Tania Khadder, Anna Hennings, Adam Starr, Alice Handley | WomenCo.

May 11, 2009

#6. Seattle, WA

Population: 594,210

Average Salary: $49,890

Cost of Living Rank (in a 1-100 list): 79

Average Commute Time: 25.7 minutes

Job Growth Rank (in a list of 372 Highest Growth Cities): 34

Unemployment Rate: 8.7

The home to many prominent corporate headquarters — including those of Starbucks, Nordstrom, Microsoft and — Seattle is Washington state’s largest city and the region’s major economic, cultural and educational center. While the cost of living is a little on the high side, our #6 city has a particularly promising job outlook in alternative energy development and software engineering.

Bonus fun fact: Seattle buys more sunglasses per capita than any city in the US.

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