Despite what felt like the longest government shutdown (and it was the longest in U.S. history on record) job gains surpassed analyst expectations. The economy added 304,000 jobs in January, which means it was the 100th consecutive month of payroll gains. According to the January jobs report, 304,000 jobs were added last month while only 172,000 were expected.
However, certain cities may have more lucrative opportunities than others which is why Ladders put together a list of the 15 cities hiring the most $100K+ jobs in February using data from its continuously updated database of high-paying jobs.
Check them out — and click through to see which cities and their job openings that might be right for you.
Jobs available: 28,817
Sample job: Senior Hybrid Developer
2. New York, NY
Jobs available: 22,823
Uber prices just went up for Manhattanites but there are plenty of great job opportunities. Check out these jobs in and around New York.
Sample job: Junior Relationship Manager
Jobs available: 16,894
Sample job: Business Analyst
4. Boston, MA
Jobs available: 14,497
Will Boston have a Super Bowl champ once again? Well, even if the Pats lose there are still plenty of good jobs in the area. Check out these jobs in and around Boston.
Sample job: Pharmacy Clinical Specialist – Surgery
Jobs available: 12,516
This sunny city has plenty of jobs available in finance, sales, and healthcare. Check out these jobs in and around Los Angeles.
Sample job: Optometrist
6. Chicago, IL
Jobs available: 11,490
Sample job: Trader High Frequency Desk
Jobs available: 10,056
Though Amazon has helped Seattle create a quarter of a million jobs in the last 10 years, there are more companies than Amazon. In fact, Seattle has the most tech jobs with more than 33,000 openings in 2016 and 2017. This is more than double San Francisco’s during those years. Check out these jobs in and around Seattle.
Sample job: Director of Science and Research
8. Dallas–Fort Worth, TX
Jobs available: 8,887
Sample job: Director Store Design
Jobs available: 7,794
One of our nation’s most historic cities is looking to hire in many different industries. Plus good news! According to new data, Pennsylvania is one of the most fun states to live in. Check out these jobs in and around Philadelphia.
Sample job: Psychiatrist
10. Atlanta, GA
Jobs available: 7,174
Sample job: Tax Partner
11. Denver, CO
Jobs available: 5,813
Though Denver’s tech scene is getting a lot of attention, their retail and restaurant industries are also actively hiring which helped them rank 13th on WalletHub’s list. Check out these jobs in and around Denver.
Sample job: Sales Director
12. Houston, TX
Jobs available: 5,341
Not loving the Polar Vortex? You may want to move to Houston. Check out these jobs in and around Houston.
Sample job: Neurologist
Jobs available: 4,345
Zip Recruiter called Minneapolis the best job market for those who want to work with small to medium-sized businesses. Check out these jobs in and around Minneapolis.
Sample job: Relief Veterinarian – Surgeon
14. Austin, TX
Jobs available: 4,116
Sample job: Immigration Staff Attorney
15. Baltimore, MD
Jobs available: 3,841
Maryland added more jobs last year than any year since 2000. Check out these jobs in and around Baltimore.