Monday, July 31, 2006

Forbes Ranks DC #1

FORBES MAGAZINE HAS recently published a list of the best cities in America to get a job -- and Washington, DC ranks #1. The list is based on things like uneployment rates, living standard, median income, and job growth. The mag ranked 100 cities on these and other criteria and the results were quite interesting.

From the 'not surprising' category: Detroit and New Orleans are the two worst cities to get a job. Much more surprising is the fact that neither New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, or San Francisco managed to crack the top 85, finishing 96th, 93rd, 85th, and 87th respectively.

In case you missed it, here's the top 5 cities:
  1. Washington, DC
  2. Phoenix, AZ
  3. Las Vegas, NV
  4. Orlando, FL
  5. Bethesda, MD (a DC suburb)

Well, good for DC. We need the good news every once in a while. However, I'm wondering if Forbes factored in things like the cost of a small house ($500,000+) or summer temps (100 + degrees this week) into their list. I kind of doubt it.


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