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Sacramento among top U.S. cities for job-seekers, report says

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Five people conducting interviews at the Career Fair held on Thursday, March 24 at the USCB Hilton Head Gateway Campus give a few tips on things to do -- and not to do -- when applying for a job.
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Five people conducting interviews at the Career Fair held on Thursday, March 24 at the USCB Hilton Head Gateway Campus give a few tips on things to do -- and not to do -- when applying for a job.

Sacramento has been ranked No. 5 on a list of top U.S. cities for job-seekers, beating out Los Angeles and San Francisco.

Online job-search site Indeed.com compiled the report, which ranked cities by job market favorability, salary weighted for cost of living, work/life balance, and job security and advancement rankings.

Sacramento ranked in the 69th percentile for job market favorability, the 86th percentile for salary, the 90th percentile for work-life balance and the 73rd percentile for job security.

Miami and Orlando top the list, followed by Raleigh, N.C., and Austin. San Jose followed Sacramento at No. 6. Jacksonville, San Diego and Houston round out the top 10.

“We have seen a migration trend where people are moving away from cold places looking to live in warm climates, so it is no surprise that we are seeing companies providing more job opportunities in Sun Belt cities like Miami, Austin, and San Diego,” said Paul D’Arcy, Indeed senior vice president.

The top 25 list doesn’t have any entries from the manufacturing-heavy Midwest.

“Manufacturing jobs have steadily declined over the years and haven’t shown promise for career growth like a generation ago,” D’Arcy said. “Those states are working to diversify their economy to attract workers and keep talent in their state.”

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