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Cities With the Highest Employment Satisfaction
The labor market has been on a slow path of recovery since the 2008 financial fallout, but some markets are farther down the trail than others. Here are the cities with the highest employment satisfaction levels, according to GlassDoor.
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With the unemployment rate at 6.3%, the labor market continues its slow path to recovery. Career website Glassdoor analyzed the top 50 metros across the U.S. (based on population) and compared their terms of employee satisfaction, number of employers hiring, business outlook and other factors to identify the top 10 cities with the highest levels of employment satisfaction.

Austin, Texas, SXSW Festival

10. Austin

Overall Satisfaction Rating: 3.3

Compensation & Benefits Rating: 3.3

Career Opportunities Rating: 3.1

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San Antonio, riverwalk

9. San Antonio, Texas

Overall Satisfaction Rating:  3.3

Compensation & Benefits Rating: 3.3

Career Opportunities Rating: 3.1

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oklahoma city, oklahoma, farm, farming

8. Oklahoma City

Overall Satisfaction Rating: 3.3

Compensation & Benefits Rating: 3.3

Career Opportunities Rating: 3.1

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Seattle Space Needle

7. Seattle

Overall Satisfaction Rating: 3.3

Compensation & Benefits Rating: 3.3

Career Opportunities Rating: 3.2

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San Diego

6. San Diego

Overall Satisfaction Rating: 3.3

Compensation & Benefits Rating:3.3

Career Opportunities Rating: 3.1

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5. Salt Lake City

Overall Satisfaction Rating: 3.4

Compensation & Benefits Rating: 3.3

Career Opportunities Rating: 3.1

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Traffic Jam in Virginia

4. Norfolk, Virg.

Overall Satisfaction Rating: 3.4

Compensation & Benefits Rating: 3.3

Career Opportunities Rating: 3.2

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Washington DC, Capitol, DC

3. Washington, D.C.

Overall Satisfaction Rating: 3.4

Compensation & Benefits Rating: 3.3

Career Opportunities Rating: 3.2

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Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco

2. San Francisco

Overall Satisfaction Rating: 3.4

Compensation & Benefits Rating: 3.3

Career Opportunities Rating: 3.2

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Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Metcalf Power Substation, San Jose

1. San Jose

Overall Satisfaction Rating: 3.5

Compensation & Benefits Rating: 3.5

Career Opportunities Rating: 3.3

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Cities With the Highest Employment Satisfaction

The labor market has been on a slow path of recovery since the 2008 financial fallout, but some markets are farther down the trail than others. Here are the cities with the highest employment satisfaction levels, according to GlassDoor.

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