Map of the United States for best job relocations

The Top Relocation Destinations for 2017

One of the most notable characteristics of the American workforce is its mobility. Although relocations dipped to historic lows in the wake of the Great Recession, there are signs that workers are now more willing to pack up their bags and move to where the jobs are.

To measure the relocation patterns of Americans, we examined millions of anonymized applications on ZipRecruiter to see where job seekers were located and where they were looking to relocate. We also looked at the health of the job market in each of those cities via our Opportunity Index, which measures the ratio of available jobs to job seekers in each city, and ranks it against the median ratio across all cities.

To get a handle on the other important factors that go into a decision to relocate, we partnered with realtor.com® and PayScale to examine median housing prices and median salaries, respectively.


Key Findings

Of the top relocation destinations overall, 7 were in the South, 6 were in the West, 6 were in the Northeast, and 1 was in the Midwest.

In the 20 largest MSAs, we found that job seekers preferred to relocate within their current region:

    • Northeast: 75% of top desired relocations are in-region
      • 15% of top desired relocations are to the South
      • 10% of top desired relocations are to the West
      • 0% of top desired relocations are to the Midwest
    • West: 71% of desired relocations are in-region
      • 11% of top desired relocations are to the South
      • 11% of top desired relocations are to the Northeast
      • 9%  of top desired relocations are to the Midwest
    • South: 68% of desired relocations are in-region
      • 11% of top desired relocations are to the Northeast
      • 9% of top desired relocations are to the West
      • 3% of top desired relocations are to the Midwest
    • Midwest: 55% of desired relocations are in-region
      • 15% of top desired relocations are to the South
      • 15% of top desired relocations are to the West
      • 15% of top desired relocations are to the Midwest

Most people do not want to relocate, but more are considering it than in the past.

  • 48.6% of survey respondents said they had considered relocation.

Of those that were not considering relocating, “more money” was the top reason they might change their mind, at 66.3%

  • “Cheaper housing” was listed by 6.2%
  • “More available jobs” was listed by 4.6%
  • “Other” was listed by 15.9%That’s up from 42% who responded “yes” in our 2014 survey.

We also measured how job seekers judged each region as a potential relocation destination, asking them to tell us which part of the country had the best job market.

  • South  –  30.8%
  • West  –  28.7%
  • Northeast  –  24.6%
  • Midwest  –  15.9%

That tracks with the regional breakdown of top overall destination cities:

  • South  –  7 cities
  • West  –  6 cities
  • Northeast  –  6 cities
  • Midwest  –  1 city

Top Relocation Destinations Overall

  1. New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA
    • Opportunity Index: 0.66
    • Median home listing price: $479,000
    • Median salary: $62,200
  2. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA
    • Opportunity Index: 0.82
    • Median home listing price: $725,000
    • Median salary: $57,300
  3. Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD
    • Opportunity Index: 0.77
    • Median home listing price: $249,900
    • Median salary: $54,500
  4. San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA
    • Opportunity Index: 0.87
    • Median home listing price: $907,400
    • Median salary: $76,800
  5. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
    • Opportunity Index: 0.65
    • Median home listing price: $463,300
    • Median salary: $65,800
  6. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
    • Opportunity Index: 0.68
    • Median home listing price: $352,500
    • Median salary: $47,200
  7. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA
    • Opportunity Index: 0.59
    • Median home listing price: $299,900
    • Median salary: $52,300
  8. Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL-IN-WI
    • Opportunity Index: 0.88
    • Median home listing price: $289,000
    • Median salary: $55,700
  9. Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA
    • Opportunity Index: 0.74
    • Median home listing price: $375,000
    • Median salary: $43,300
  10. Baltimore-Towson, MD
    • Opportunity Index: 0.67
    • Median home listing price: $309,900
    • Median salary: $54,200
  11. Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH
    • Opportunity Index: 0.95
    • Median home listing price: $499,000
    • Median salary: $64,300
  12. San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA
    • Opportunity Index: 0.69
    • Median home listing price: $999,500
    • Median salary: $85,800
  13. Orlando-Kissimmee, FL
    • Opportunity Index: 0.59
    • Median home listing price: $297,800
    • Median salary: $46,600
  14. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL
    • Opportunity Index: 0.55
    • Median home listing price: $379,500
    • Median salary: $50,700
  15. Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX
    • Opportunity Index: 0.46
    • Median home listing price: $319,300
    • Median salary: $55,600
  16. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL
    • Opportunity Index: 0.73
    • Median home listing price: $268,200
    • Median salary: $48,100
  17. Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT
    • Opportunity Index: 0.46
    • Median home listing price: $725,000
    • Median salary: $61,300
  18. Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord, NC-SC
    • Opportunity Index: 0.81
    • Median home listing price: $336,500
    • Median salary: $51,600
  19. San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA
    • Opportunity Index: 0.79
    • Media home listing price: $677,000
    • Median salary: $58,200
  20. Denver-Aurora, CO
    • Opportunity Index: 0.98
    • Median home listing price: $518,500
    • Median salary: $58,400

  • Top Destinations of Relocators from the 20 Biggest Cities

1. New York

New York Job Relocation

  • Opportunity Index: 0.66
  • Median home listing price: $479,000
  • Median salary: $62,200
  1. Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD
    • Opportunity Index: 0.77
    • Median home listing price: $249,900
    • Median salary: $54,500
  2. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA
    • Opportunity Index: 0.82
    • Median home listing price: $725,000
    • Median salary: $57,300
  3. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA
    • Opportunity Index: 0.59
    • Median home listing price: $299,900
    • Median salary: $52,300
  4. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL
    • Opportunity Index: 0.55
    • Median home listing price: $379,500
    • Median salary: $50,700
  5. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
    • Opportunity Index: 0.65
    • Median home listing price: $463,300
    • Median salary: $65,800

2. Los Angeles

Los Angeles Job Relocation

  • Opportunity Index: : 0.82
  • Median home listing price: $725,000
  • Median salary: $57,300
  1. San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA
    • Opportunity Index: : 0.79
    • Median home listing price: $677,000
    • Median salary: $58,200
  2. San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA
    • Opportunity Index: : 0.87
    • Median home listing price: $907,400
    • Median salary: $76,800
  3. New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA
    • Opportunity Index: 0.66
    • Median home listing price: $479,000
    • Median salary: $62,200
  4. San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA
    • Opportunity Index: 0.69
    • Median home listing price: $999,500
    • Median salary: $85,800
  5. Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ
    • Opportunity Index: 0.86
    • Median home listing price: $324,700
    • Median salary: $50,700

3. Chicago

Chicago Job Relocation

  • Opportunity Index: 0.88
  • Median home listing price: $289,000
  • Median salary: $55,700
  1. Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI
    • Opportunity Index: 0.94
    • Median home listing price: $234,700
    • Median salary: $50,400
  2. Indianapolis-Carmel, IN
    • Opportunity Index: 1.05
    • Median home listing price: $211,000
    • Median salary: $49,300
  3. New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA
    • Opportunity Index: 0.66
    • Median home listing price: $479,000
    • Median salary: $62,200
  4. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA
    • Opportunity Index: 0.82
    • Median home listing price: $725,000
    • Median salary: $57,300
  5. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA
    • Opportunity Index: 0.59
    • Median home listing price: $299,900
    • Median salary: $52,300

4. Dallas

Dallas Job Relocation

  • Opportunity Index: 0.68
  • Median home listing price: $352,500
  • Median salary: $47,200
  1. Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX
    • Opportunity Index: 0.46
    • Median home listing price: $319,300
    • Median salary: $55,600
  2. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA
    • Opportunity Index: 0.82
    • Median home listing price: $479,000
    • Median salary: $57,300
  3. Austin-Round Rock, TX
    • Opportunity Index: 0.75
    • Median home listing price: $391,900
    • Median salary: $56,600
  4. New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA
    • Opportunity Index: 0.66
    • Median home listing price: $479,000
    • Median salary: $62,200
  5. Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL-IN-WI
    • Opportunity Index: 0.88
    • Median home listing price: $289,000
    • Median salary: $55,700

5. Houston

Houston Job Relocation

  • Opportunity Index: 0.46
  • Median home listing price: $319,300
  • Median salary: $55,600
  1. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
    • Opportunity Index: 0.68
    • Median home listing price: $352,500
    • Median salary: $47,200
  2. San Antonio, TX
    • Opportunity Index: 0.56
    • Median home listing price: $289,000
    • Median salary: $47,200
  3. Austin-Round Rock, TX
    • Opportunity Index: 0.75
    • Median home listing price: $391,900
    • Median salary: $56,600
  4. Chattanooga, TN-GA
    • Opportunity Index: 0.66
    • Median home listing price: $244,900
    • Median salary: $42,700
  5. New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA
    • Opportunity Index: 0.66
    • Median home listing price: $479,000
    • Median salary: $62,200

6. Washington, DC

Washington, DC Job Relocation

  • Opportunity Index: 0.65
  • Median home listing price: $463,300
  • Median salary: $65,800
  1. Baltimore-Towson, MD
    • Opportunity Index: 0.67
    • Median home listing price: $309,900
    • Median salary: $54,200
  2. Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD
    • Opportunity Index: 0.77
    • Median home listing price: $249,900
    • Median salary: $54,500
  3. New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA
    • Opportunity Index: 0.66
    • Median home listing price: $479,000
    • Median salary: $62,200
  4. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
    • Opportunity Index: 0.68
    • Median home listing price: $352,500
    • Median salary: $47,200
  5. Richmond, VA
    • Opportunity Index: 0.83
    • Median home listing price: $299,500
    • Median salary: $48,300

7. Philadelphia

Philadelphia Job Relocation

  • Opportunity Index: 0.77
  • Median home listing price: $249,900
  • Median salary: $54,500
  1. New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA
    • Opportunity Index: 0.66
    • Median home listing price: $479,000
    • Median salary: $62,200
  2. Trenton-Ewing, NJ
    • Opportunity Index: 0.39
    • Median home listing price: $309,900
    • Median salary: $64,400
  3. Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ
    • Opportunity Index: 0.69
    • Median home listing price: $224,900
    • Median salary: $47,100
  4. Reading, PA
    • Opportunity Index: 0.69
    • Median home listing price: $196,600
    • Median salary: $45,400
  5. Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton, NJ
    • Opportunity Index: 0.44
    • Median home listing price: $139,900
    • Median salary: $43,300

 

8. Miami

Miami Job Relocation

  • Opportunity Index: 0.55
  • Median home listing price: $379,500
  • Median salary: $50,700
  1. Orlando-Kissimmee, FL
    • Opportunity Index: 0.59
    • Median home listing price: $297,800
    • Median salary: $46,600
  2. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL
    • Opportunity Index: 0.73
    • Median home listing price: $268,200
    • Median salary: $48,100
  3. Sarasota-Bradenton-Venice, FL
    • Opportunity Index: 0.55
    • Median home listing price: $359,900
    • Median salary: $43,300
  4. Port St. Lucie, FL
    • Opportunity Index: 0.74
    • Median home listing price: $272,400
    • Median salary: $40,300
  5. New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA
    • Opportunity Index: 0.66
    • Median home listing price: $479,000
    • Median salary: $62,200

9. Atlanta

Atlanta Job Relocation

  • Opportunity Index: 0.59
  • Median home listing price: $299,900
  • Median salary: $52,300
  1. Gainesville, GA
    • Opportunity Index: 0.35
    • Median home listing price: $239,000
    • Median salary: $41,300
  2. New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA
    • Opportunity Index: 0.66
    • Median home listing price: $479,000
    • Median salary: $62,200
  3. Athens-Clark County, GA
    • Opportunity Index: 0.66
    • Median home listing price: $271,100
    • Median salary: $39,000
  4. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA
    • Opportunity Index: 0.82
    • Median home listing price: $725,000
    • Median salary: $57,300
  5. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL
    • Opportunity Index: 0.55
    • Median home listing price: $379,500
    • Median salary: $50,700

10. Boston

Boston Job Relocation

  • Opportunity Index: 0.95
  • Median home listing price: $499,000
  • Median salary: $64,300
  1. Providence-New Bedford-Fall River, RI-MA
    • Opportunity Index: 0.89
    • Median home listing price: $349,900
    • Median salary: $50,200
  2. Worcester, MA
    • Opportunity Index: 0.68
    • Median home listing price: $292,300
    • Median salary: $49,500
  3. Manchester-Nashua, NH
    • Opportunity Index: 0.84
    • Median home listing price: $324,100
    • Median salary: $50,900
  4. New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA
    • Opportunity Index: 0.66
    • Median home listing price: $479,000
    • Median salary: $62,200
  5. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA
    • Opportunity Index: 0.82
    • Median home listing price: $725,000
    • Median salary: $57,300

11. San Francisco

San Francisco, SF Job Relocation

  • Opportunity Index: 0.87
  • Median home listing price: $677,000
  • Median salary: $58,200
  1. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA
    • Opportunity Index: 0.82
    • Median home listing price: $725,000
    • Median salary: $57,300
  2. Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, CA
    • Opportunity Index: 0.60
    • Median home listing price: $469,500
    • Median salary: $52,800
  3. Vallejo-Fairfield, CA
    • Opportunity Index: 0.57
    • Median home listing price: $450,000
    • Median salary: $48,000
  4. Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL-IN-WI
    • Opportunity Index: 0.88
    • Median home listing price: $289,000
    • Median salary: $55,700
  5. Modesto, CA
    • Opportunity Index: 0.63
    • Median home listing price: $335,000
    • Median salary: $43,800

12. Phoenix

Phoenix Job Relocation

  • Opportunity Index: 0.86
  • Median home listing price: $324,700
  • Median salary: $50,700
  1. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA
    • Opportunity Index: 0.82
    • Median home listing price: $479,000
    • Median salary: $57,300
  2. Tucson, AZ
    • Opportunity Index: 0.95
    • Median home listing price: $257,000
    • Median salary: $46,000
  3. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
    • Opportunity Index: 0.68
    • Median home listing price: $352,500
    • Median salary: $47,200
  4. San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA
    • Opportunity Index: 0.69
    • Median home listing price: $999,500
    • Median salary: $85,800
  5. New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA
    • Opportunity Index: 0.66
    • Median home listing price: $479,000
    • Median salary: $62,200

13. Riverside

Riverside Job Relocation

  • Opportunity Index: 0.74
  • Median home listing price: $375,000
  • Median salary: $43,300
  1. San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA
    • Opportunity Index: 0.79
    • Median home listing price: $677,000
    • Median salary: $58,200
  2. San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA
    • Opportunity Index: 0.87
    • Median home listing price: $677,000
    • Median salary: $58,200
  3. Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA
    • Opportunity Index: 0.79
    • Median home listing price: $699,000
    • Median salary: $52,000
  4. New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA
    • Opportunity Index: 0.66
    • Median home listing price: $479,000
    • Median salary: $62,200
  5. Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ
    • Opportunity Index: 0.86
    • Median home listing price: $324,700
    • Median salary: $50,700

14. Detroit

Detroit Job Relocation

  • Opportunity Index: 0.81
  • Median home listing price: $239,600
  • Median salary: $52,000
  1. Ann Arbor, MI
    • Opportunity Index: 0.55
    • Median home listing price: $327,500
    • Median salary: $53,500
  2. Flint, MI
    • Opportunity Index: 0.66
    • Median home listing price: $157,400
    • Median salary: $40,200
  3. Monroe, MI
    • Opportunity Index: 0.75
    • Median home listing price: $199,900
    • Median salary: $40,400
  4. Lansing-East Lansing, MI
    • Opportunity Index: 1.00
    • Median home listing price: $152,500
    • Median salary: $46,600
  5. Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI
    • Opportunity Index: 1.01
    • Median home listing price: $258,600
    • Median salary: $46,300

15. Seattle

Seattle Job Relocation

  • Opportunity Index: 1.26
  • Median home listing price: $500,000
  • Median salary: $63,800
  1. Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX
    • Opportunity Index: 0.46
    • Median home listing price: $319,300
    • Median salary: $55,600
  2. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA
    • Opportunity Index: 0.82
    • Median home listing price: $725,000
    • Median salary: $57,300
  3. Olympia, WA
    • Opportunity Index: 1.03
    • Median home listing price: $335,000
    • Median salary: $46,200
  4. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
    • Opportunity Index: 0.68
    • Median home listing price: $352,500
    • Median salary: $47,200
  5. Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL-IN-WI
    • Opportunity Index: 0.88
    • Median home listing price: $289,000
    • Median salary: $55,700

16. Minneapolis

Minneapolis Job Relocation

  • Opportunity Index: 1.51
  • Median home listing price: $324,900
  • Median salary: $56,300
  1. Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL-IN-WI
    • Opportunity Index: 0.88
    • Median home listing price: $289,000
    • Median salary: $55,700
  2. Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI
    • Opportunity Index: 0.94
    • Median home listing price: $234,700
    • Median salary: $50,400
  3. New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA
    • Opportunity Index: 0.66
    • Median home listing price: $479,000
    • Median salary: $62,200
  4. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA
    • Opportunity Index: 0.82
    • Median home listing price: $725,000
    • Median salary: $57,300
  5. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
    • Opportunity Index: 0.68
    • Median home listing price: $352,500
    • Median salary: $47,200

17. San Diego

San Diego Job Relocation

  • Opportunity Index: 0.79
  • Median home listing price: $677,000
  • Median salary: $58,200
  1. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA
    • Opportunity Index: 0.82
    • Median home listing price: $725,000
    • Median salary: $57,300
  2. Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA
    • Opportunity Index: 0.74
    • Median home listing price: $375,000
    • Median salary: $43,300
  3. San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA
    • Opportunity Index: 0.87
    • Median home listing price: $677,000
    • Median salary: $58,200
  4. Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ
    • Opportunity Index: 0.86
    • Median home listing price: $324,700
    • Median salary: $50,700
  5. San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA
    • Opportunity Index: 0.69
    • Median home listing price: $999,500
    • Median salary: $85,800

18. Tampa

Tampa Job Relocation

  • Opportunity Index: 0.73
  • Median home listing price: $268,200
  • Median salary: $48,100
  1. Lakeland, FL
    • Opportunity Index: 0.36
    • Median home listing price: $217,500
    • Median salary: $38,600
  2. Orlando-Kissimmee, FL
    • Opportunity Index: 0.59
    • Median home listing price: $297,800
    • Median salary: $46,600
  3. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL
    • Opportunity Index: 0.55
    • Median home listing price: 379500
    • Median salary: $50,700
  4. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA
    • Opportunity Index: 0.59
    • Median home listing price: $299,900
    • Median salary: $52,300
  5. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA
    • Opportunity Index: 0.82
    • Median home listing price: $725,000
    • Median salary: $57,300

19. Denver

Denver Job Relocation

  • Opportunity Index: 0.98
  • Median home listing price: $518,500
  • Median salary: $58,400
  1. Colorado Springs, CO
    • Opportunity Index: 0.80
    • Median home listing price: $379,800
    • Median salary: $46,600
  2. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA
    • Opportunity Index: 0.82
    • Median home listing price: $725,000
    • Median salary: $57,300
  3. Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
    • Opportunity Index: 1.26
    • Median home listing price: $500,000
    • Median salary: $63,800
  4. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
    • Opportunity Index: 0.68
    • Median home listing price: $352,500
    • Median salary: $47,200
  5. New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA
    • Opportunity Index: 0.66
    • Median home listing price: $479,000
    • Median salary: $62,200

20. St. Louis

St Louis Job Relocation

  • Opportunity Index: 0.87
  • Median home listing price: $199,900
  • Median salary: $48,900
  1. Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL-IN-WI
    • Opportunity Index: 0.88
    • Median home listing price: $289,000
    • Median salary: $55,700
  2. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL
    • Opportunity Index: 0.55
    • Median home listing price: $379,500
    • Median salary: $50,700
  3. Kansas City, MO-KS
    • Opportunity Index: 1.21
    • Median home listing price: $249,700
    • Median salary: $50,000
  4. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA
    • Opportunity Index: 0.82
    • Median home listing price: $725,000
    • Median salary: $57,300
  5. New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA
    • Opportunity Index: 0.66
    • Median home listing price: $479,000
    • Median salary: $62,200

Survey Results

We surveyed 2,000 active ZipRecruiter job seekers on their attitudes towards relocation, and whether they were currently planning on relocations.

Q1. Have you ever considered relocating for a job?

Yes  –  48.6%

No  –  51.4%

Q2. Are you planning to relocate in the next 12 months? (answered yes on Q1)

Yes  –  53.6%

No  –  46.4%

Q3. Are you planning to relocate more than 100 miles from your current home? (answered yes on Q1)

Yes  –  54.1%

No  –  45.9%

Q4. Why haven’t you considered relocating? (answered no on Q1)

  • I like the area I live in 29.5%
  • I’m close to my family where I live now 26.4%
  • My kids are still in school 18.2%
  • It’s too expensive to move 11.5%
  • I’m part of the community where I live now 5.6%
  • Other 8.9%

 

Q5. Which of the following could make you relocate for a job? (answered no on Q1)

  • Higher salary 66.3%
  • Cheaper housing 6.2%
  • More available jobs 4.6%
  • Better sense of community 3.5 %
  • Good weather 2.1%
  • Better schools 1.4%
  • Other 15.9%

 

Q6. Which part of the country has the best job market? (all respondents)

  • South 30.8%
  • West 28.7%
  • Northeast 24.6%
  • Midwest 15.9%

Methodology

ZipRecruiter: ZipRecruiter looked at 1.4 million job seekers who applied to 20.4 million jobs, to determine where jobseekers lived and where they were applying to jobs.

For our Opportunity Index, we measure the delta between the ratio of open jobs and to job seekers for each MSA versus the average ratio for all MSAs. The higher the number, the greater the number of available jobs per job seeker.

Payscale: This study analyzed 934,456 salary profiles of employees surveyed between July 2016 and July 2017 who worked in one of the 53 predetermined MSAs.

Realtor.com®: Median home prices are derived from listings on realtor.com. Realtor.com® data includes 98% of all MLS-listed for sale homes in the U.S. Ninety percent of its listings are updated every 15 minutes with the remaining listings updated every 24 hours.

About Us

About ZipRecruiter:

ZipRecruiter is the fastest growing online employment marketplace.  We have helped over 1 million businesses and 100 million job seekers find their next perfect match through partnerships with the best job boards on the web, curated email alerts, award-winning mobile apps, and the world’s best search algorithm for jobs. For more information, please visit us at https://www.ziprecruiter.com/press, and follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/ZipRecruiter.

About realtor.com®:

Realtor.com® is the trusted resource for home buyers, sellers and dreamers, offering the most comprehensive source of for-sale properties, among competing national sites, and the information, tools and professional expertise to help people move confidently through every step of their home journey. It pioneered the world of digital real estate 20 years ago, and today helps make all things home simple, efficient and enjoyable. Realtor.com® is operated by News Corp [NASDAQ: NWS, NWSA] [ASX: NWS, NWSLV] subsidiary Move, Inc. under a perpetual license from the National Association of REALTORS®. For more information, visit realtor.com®.

About PayScale:

PayScale offers modern compensation software and real-time, data driven insights for employees and employers alike. More than 6,000 customers, from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies, use PayScale to power pay decisions for more than 13 million employees. These companies include Dish Network, Getty Images, Skullcandy, Bloomberg BNA and Time Warner. For more information, please visit: http://www.payscale.com or follow PayScale on Twitter: http://twitter.com/payscale

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ZipRecruiter's Senior Corporate Communications Manager, Scott Garner is a regular contributor to the ZipRecruiter blog.

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