Boston ranks behind Pittsburgh, St. Louis, Indianapolis, Cincinnati, and Hartford in a new jobs report

Glassdoor's rankings focus on three criteria: how easy it is to get a job, the affordability of the city, and the satisfaction rating of employees working there.

A view of downtown Boston from the Evelyn Moakley Bridge.
A view of downtown Boston from the Evelyn Moakley Bridge. –Elise Amendola / AP Photo

Boston ranked as the country’s sixth best location for jobs on Glassdoor‘s “Best Cities for Jobs in 2018” report, which the company released Tuesday.

Midsize metros dominated the list of the top 25 cities in the U.S., beating out heavily populated areas with high costs of living, like New York City and San Fransisco, according to the report.

Here is Glassdoor’s 2018 list of the top 10 cities for jobs:

  1. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  2. St. Louis, Missouri
  3. Indianapolis, Indiana
  4. Cincinnati, Ohio
  5. Hartford, Connecticut
  6. Boston, Massachusetts
  7. Memphis, Tennessee
  8. Raleigh, North Carolina
  9. Cleveland, Ohio
  10. Detroit, Michigan

The rankings were determined by the site’s Glassdoor City Score, which gave equal weight to three factors: how easy it is to get a job, the affordability of the city, and the satisfaction rating of employees working there.

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Although bigger cities tend to have “well-known brands” and “attract attention from around the world,” these factors also make them more expensive to live, according to Glassdoor.

“As such, job seekers might be missing out on the potential benefits of a lot of midsize cities,” the report said.

Check out the report for the complete rankings and methodology.

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