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The Top 10 Happiest Cities to Work

Seeing as how 77 percent of people suffer from job stress according to a recent survey, they might want to pack their bags and move to one of the happiest cities to work in. And why are all these residents so happy? CareerBliss took into account factors such as average salary, benefits, job growth, and security before coming up with this list:

  1. San Jose, CA
  2. San Francisco, CA
  3. Jacksonville, FL
  4. Miami, FL
  5. Washington, DC
  6. Memphis, TN
  7. El Paso, TX
  8. Los Angeles, CA
  9. San Diego, CA
  10. Birmingham, AL


To view the unhappiest cities to work in, read on.

  1. Saint Paul, MN
  2. Indianapolis, IN
  3. Omaha, NE
  4. Cleveland, OH
  5. Pittsburgh, PA
  6. Salt Lake City, UT
  7. Brooklyn, NY
  8. Tucson, AZ
  9. Portland, OR
  10. Tampa, FL


Looks like I live in one of the best cities to work in! Check out the whole list here to see how your city ranks.

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enginerdette enginerdette 6 years
I can see why San Jose is number one. A lot of Silicon Valley tech companies pay well, have flexible work hours, allow great work/life balance, and provide extra perks. (My company has a free, stellar gym downstairs that provides aerobic and yoga classes as well.) On the flip side, there are a lot of small startups that can provide the grinding life that others might thrive under. There's something for everyone out here!
amber512 amber512 6 years
I'm surprised Portland was one of the worst! I love it here. Although, I would like the weather to be more like CA's!
jesikah85 jesikah85 6 years
I live in Tampa, on the worst list... I might agree!
atraditionalist atraditionalist 6 years
i find it interesting that all the best places are warm (except washington dc but thats nowhere near as cold as some of the places on the miserable list). Sunshine really does make you happier
crystalm07 crystalm07 6 years
Is Pittsburgh that bad it made the list twice?
bento-barista bento-barista 6 years
I'm from Miami, and I find this hard to believe. Especially when, not too longer ago, Forbes Magazine voted Miami the 6th most miserable city in the U.S. We may have a lot of sunshine, but that's about it.
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