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The Best Cities for Young Professionals

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Sorry to say this, but young people could be facing a rough road ahead. The unemployment rate for recent grads could easily double the rate that the country faces overall. But your chances of landing a good job and thriving after college can be greater if you look in the right places.

We’ve sifted through employment data, personal income information (per capita) and cities with the most Fortune 500 companies (after all, the companies there often define the job market in an area) and here are the best metro areas for young professionals.

They may not be the most obvious cities a recent grad might think of working in, but check out the average incomes, low unemployment rates and median spending on rent, gas and dining out, according to Bundle data for 18- to 25-year-olds.

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