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Two Missouri cities named best cities for jobs by Glassdoor

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Kansas City and St. Louis are two of the top 25 best cities in the U.S. for jobs, according to a recent report published by Glassdoor. Kansas City is ranked at No. 2 and St. Louis is ranked at No. 11.

“The cities that really stand out offer job seekers what they really want: a stable career that they’re happy with, and the feeling that they can get ahead and eventually own a home,” the report stated. “Job seekers are also being pulled towards cities like Kansas City … that boast a stable middle-class and affordable, family-friendly neighborhoods.”

Glassdoor determined the rankings and scores by weighting three factors equally: the ease of getting a job, the affordability in the area, and the satisfaction of local employees. The rankings for Kansas City and St. Louis are below:

  • Kansas City – Glassdoor job score: 3.9
    Number of Job Openings: 28,786
    Population: 2,071,133
    Median Base Salary: $46,000
    Median Home Value: $138,500
    Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.2
     
  • St. Louis – Glassdoor job score: 3.7
    Number of Job Openings: 31,365
    Population: 2,806,207
    Median Base Salary: $45,000
    Median Home Value: $133,200
    Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.3

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