When it comes to the job search, it looks as if this year's college graduates will have luck in San Francisco. The city was recently named the top spot in the nation by the Martin Prosperity Institute for 2012 graduates to work and live.
According to the report, which was based on key factors including the unemployment rate, salary levels, and cost of living, choosing the right location may be the single most important decision of those who have recently added a college degree to their resume
With approximately half of all graduates expected to remain unemployed or under-employed in the short-term, the report found that both coasts actually fare better for job seekers, with 15 of the top 25 metropolitan areas located either along the Boston-Washington D.C corridor or on the West Coast. In all, California has 5 cities on the list, including San Jose, Sacramento, Los Angeles and San Diego.
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The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that professionals with a college degree can earn $1,000 more per week than those with some or no postsecondary education.