Wednesday, 25 April 2018 15:29

Raleigh Named as One of America’s Best Cities for Jobs

As if there were any more reasons needed to persuade one into deciding to make the move to the “Capital City,” the foremost experts on anything to do with jobs and employment at Glassdoor have released the results of a recent study, where they named Raleigh as fourth in the entire United States for the Best Cities for Jobs.

In actuality, Raleigh’s overall grade/final score of 4.4 out of 5 is tied with each of the first six municipalities that are listed on the Best Cities for Jobs listings. So, depending on which of the categories analyzed in this study you would value the most, an actual case could be made for saying that Raleigh is number one among the Best Cities for Jobs in the U.S. 

Describing how the scores were arrived at in this poll at, an article on the Best Cities for Jobs report explains that the. Study, “Identifies U.S. metros with the highest overall Glassdoor City Score, based on a comparison of the 50 most populated U.S. metros. The explanation continues, saying, “Each region’s Glassdoor City Score, based on a 5-point scale (5.0=best city for a job, 1.0=worst city for a job), is determined by weighing three factors equally: hiring opportunity, cost of living and job satisfaction. Hiring opportunity is the ratio of active job openings to population. Cost of living is the ratio of median base salary to median home value.”

Placing Raleigh among the top of the list of Best Cities for Jobs were the city’s lofty scores in several areas, including an estimated 65,810 current job openings and an impressive median base salary of $50,000 per year. In the most important area of scoring in this process, Raleigh scored the highest among any of the six cities tied with the highest overall score for job satisfaction. 

To see more on Raleigh being named among the Best Cities for Jobs in the U.S. or for a more detailed look at all the cities involved and the entire process, visit