What are the best metro areas for millennials to find jobs and higher pay?
Turns out, of the top 50 cities in the U.S., two of the best for millennials are in North Carolina, according to recent studies.
Finance website Magnify Money studied America’s “top boomtowns,” analyzing industry growth, population, housing and jobs.
In a second study, Magnify Money took that data and applied it to millennials to discover the top 50 metro areas for that generation.
The top 10, in order, are: San Francisco, Denver, Austin, Nashville, San Jose, Raleigh, Portland, Seattle, Oklahoma City and Dallas.
The study determined top cities for millennials based on a 5-year period from 2011-16 and population changes during that time period for people born between 1981 and 1991.
“Interestingly, millennial populations actually decreased in nine of the 50 metros we analyzed, which demonstrates that many millennials are actively migrating,” the report said.
The study analyzed millennial participation in an area’s labor force, millennial unemployment rate and median wages.
Raleigh came in at No. 4 for its share of millennials in the workforce — 23.6 percent.
The study used data from the U.S. Census to determine its rankings.