Young? Need a job? Give Omaha a try

Business magazine Forbes moved Omaha up on its list of America’s 15 Best Cities for Young Professionals. In the previous list, in 2011, Omaha was ranked fifth. On the 2014 list, the city moved to the No. 3 spot.

The Omaha World-Herald reported the magazine cited Omaha’s low cost of living, competitive median pay and a low unemployment rate. It reported Omaha’s unemployment rate at 4.1 percent. In addition, the median pay for those aged 24 to 34 with a college degree is $51,400 per year. While younger workers can make more in some other places, Forbes reported the cost of living in Omaha is 6.5 percent below the national average.

To determine the 15 top cities for young professionals, the magazine looked at seven factors in the 100 largest cities in the country. Those factors included things such as unemployment rates, salary, number of large and small businesses and cost of living.

Source: Omaha World-Herald

Source: Forbes

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Kelley Chambers

Kelley Chambers is a writer and editor with more than 10 years of experience covering news in Oklahoma. He has worked for the The Oklahoman, was editor-in-chief of The Vista at the University of Central Oklahoma, served as writer and later editor-in-chief of okcBIZ magazine,...

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