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NerdWallet Names Carlsbad #7 Best City for Job Seekers in CA

The website did a study looking at whether a city is growing, can you afford to live in the city comfortably and are most people employed.

NerdWallet Names Carlsbad #7 Best City for Job Seekers in CA

According to NerdWallet, "California still has one of the nation’s  highest unemployment rates. But a closer look reveals thriving pockets of exciting job growth, generally surrounding the state’s major metro areas."

The website did a study looking at whether a city is growing, can you afford to live in the city comfortably and are most people employed.

The results found Carlsbad to be the 7th best city in California for job seekers.

7. Carlsbad

For job seekers in sunny southern California, look no further than Carlsbad. The city is  home to both biotech and leisure companies, such as  Life Technologies and  Callaway Golf Company. The income-to-expenses ratio is a little pricier than some of our other picks, but its unemployment  rate has dropped each year since 2010 (it is currently at 4.9 percent), according to the California Employment Development Department. Plus, the city is close enough to San Diego to commute (approximately 35 miles away from downtown) but far enough away to have its own identity. California State University San Marcos anchors the community, offering leadership  training for government and nonprofit professionals in San Diego County. On the weekends, head out to  South Carlsbad State Beach to surf, hike or just soak up the sun.

To see the full top 10 list, go to:  http://www.nerdwallet.com/blog/2014/best-cities-job-seekers-california/

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