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Seattle is the best city to live in…almost

  • ​The 62 largest cities in the U.S. (with populations over 300,000 people) were evaluated on 50 key metrics across five categories. Seattle grabbed the number one spot in two categories – economy and education and health – and narrowly missed earning the title of “best big city to live in.”  It has the second highest income growth, along with the highest percentage of people aged 25 and older with at least a high school diploma.
  • Unemployment in the Seattle metro area currently stands at 3.4 percent, which is 70 basis points lower than last year. Job growth remains strong, with 49,900 net new jobs so far this year and an annual growth rate of 2.5 percent.​
Source: Bisnow, WalletHub, JLL Research

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