Another list of best cities in the United States, another No. 1 spot for Austin. Surely, at this point, it’s getting a little boring, right?
According to Nerd Wallet, Austin is the best city in the country for job seekers, just barely beating out Washington, DC, for supremacy.
Not content to let Austin hog the spotlight, Fort Worth places third on the list, with strong manufacturing and government sectors.
Austin earned the top spot thanks to a low unemployment rate of just 4.7 percent and the largest population growth of any city on the list, with a 5.9 percent leap between 2010 and 2012. A relatively low cost of living compared to median income helped elevate it above Washington, DC.
Not content to let Austin hog the spotlight, Fort Worth places third on the list, with strong manufacturing and government sectors including companies like American Airlines and Lockheed Martin.
Cowtown’s unemployment rate is higher than Austin's at 5.6 percent, but its 5.1 percent population growth puts it among the top in the country. Add in one of the lowest costs of living among the ranked cities, and Fort Worth makes for an attractive destination.
San Antonio came in at No. 10 to give Texas three cities in the top 10, the most of any state. Dallas landed just below, at No. 13, while Arlington and Houston ranked No. 16 and No. 18, respectively. No other state had more than two cities ranked in the top 20.