Top 10 U.S. Job Markets For 2014 (Guess Who’s #5)

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If one of your resolutions for 2014 is to find new employment, North Carolina is a great place to be. According to financial website NerdWallet.com, Charlotte and Raleigh are among the U.S. cities with the most to offer for job hunters this year.

Charlotte ranks fifth, just ahead of Raleigh (It’s about time we came out ahead of them in something!). The fine folks at NerdWallet.com used job availability, growth, and cost of living as criteria for these rankings. It’s no surprise that one of the key reasons Charlotte is rated so highly is our longstanding status as a major banking center. However, with the Charlotte area’s largest employment categories ranging from financial services to manufacturing, our diverse economy also helped us crack the top five. Here’s the whole list:

10. San Antonio, TX

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(Photo by Jill Torrance/Getty Images)

9. Oklahoma City, OK

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(Photo by Layne Murdoch/NBAE via Getty Images)

8. Minneapolis, MN

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(Photo by Tom Dahlin/Getty Images)

7. Omaha, NE

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(Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

6. Raleigh, NC

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(Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

5. Charlotte, NC

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(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

4. Denver, CO

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(Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

3. Fort Worth, TX

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(Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)

2. Washington, DC

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(Photo by Mladen Antonov/AFP/Getty Images)

1. Austin, TX

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(Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images)

For more information on check out, http://www.nerdwallet.com/blog/2014/best-cities-for-job-seekers/

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