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No duh: Texas rules list of best cities for job seekers

No duh: Texas rules list of best cities for job seekers

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Fort Worth is the No. 3 city for job seekers.  Photo courtesy of Fort Worth CVB
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Austin tops yet another list thanks to steady population growth and an exploding tech sector.  Texas Wide Open for Business/Facebook
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San Antonio is the 10th best city in the country for job seekers. Courtesy photo
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Another list about the best cities in the United States, another No. 1 spot for Austin. Surely, at this point, it’s getting a little boring for everyone, right?

According to NerdWallet, Austin is the best city in the country for job seekers, just barely beating out Washington, D.C., for supremacy. Fort Worth took the No. 3 spot, and San Antonio landed at No. 10, giving Texas three cities in the top 10 — the most of any state.

No other state had more than two cities ranked in the top 20.

Austin got top honors thanks to a low unemployment rate of 4.7 percent and the largest population growth of any city on the list: 5.9 percent between 2010 and 2012. A relatively low cost of living compared to median income helped it rise above D.C.

Fort Worth earned third place in part because of strong manufacturing and government sectors with companies like American Airlines and Lockheed Martin.

Fort Worth’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 cost of living among the ranked cities, and Cowtown makes for an attractive place to live.

Dallas landed just outside at No. 13, while Arlington and Houston ranked Nos. 16 and 18, respectively. No other state had more than two cities ranked in the top 20.