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Move 10: Job hunt in strong markets
Move 10: Job hunt in strong markets
Washington, D.C., is the country's best job market.
Employers are slowly adding jobs as the economy limps back, but is it work you'd want? Job seekers might check out these eight metro areas, with both low unemployment (below 8%, vs. 8.8% nationally) and median pay above the $74,000 national average for mid-career college grads.

Best: Washington, D.C.
Unemployment: 6.1%
Salary: $91,000

Baltimore: 7.9%...$80,000

Boston: 7.8%...$85,000

Salt Lake City: 7.7%...$75,000

Boulder: 7.7%...$80,000

Austin: 7.3%...$77,000

Anchorage: 7.3%...$75,000

Minneapolis: 7%...$78,000

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Last updated April 28 2011: 11:32 AM ET
Source: PayScale.com, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Metro areas with populations of 200,000-plus. National unemployment rate as of March; metro unemployment rates as of January (latest available). Pay is median for college grads with at least 10 years of experience.
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