Just Graduated? Consider Kansas City

According to the website move.org, Kansas City is one of the top 15 metro areas for young business graduates.  The study says that Kansas City’s low unemployment rate and high number of open job positions in business fields makes it a great place for the next generation.  Their methodology for their findings goes like this:

To determine the top ten cities for business graduates to move, we looked into three ranking factors: unemployment rate, number of job openings per 1,000 in a business or financial occupation, and the average cost of living and hourly wage. From there, we weighted the number of job openings as the key ranking factor, then cost of living compared to median wage, and finally, the overall unemployment rate in each city.

Here’s their top 30 metro areas with KC coming in at #11 and St. Louis at #18.

Move.org’s top 30 metro cities to move for business grads

  1. Washington DC
  2. Denver, CO
  3. Boston, MA
  4. Seattle, WA
  5. Minneapolis, MN
  6. San Diego, CA
  7. New York, NY
  8. Sacramento, CA
  9. Baltimore, MD
  10. Philadelphia, PA
  11. Kansas City, MO
  12. Charlotte, NC
  13. Dallas, TX
  14. Portland, OR
  15. Atlanta, GA
  16. Los Angeles, CA
  17. Riverside, CA
  18. St. Louis, MO
  19. Phoenix, AZ
  20. Cincinnati, OH
  21. San Antonio, TX
  22. Detroit, MI
  23. Houston, TX
  24. Tampa, FL
  25. Chicago, IL
  26. San Francisco, CA
  27. Miami, FL
  28. Las Vegas, NV
  29. Orlando, FL
  30. Pittsburgh, PA