Photo by John Rogers of Visualist Images Photography in Austin

The demand for skilled workers is on the rise.
Adecco Staffing U.S. compiled a list of the 10 best cities to find work in the U.S. with Washington, D.C. and the Arlington and Alexandria, Virginia area take the top spot, followed by Austin.
Adecco compiled the list from information gleaned from its 900 national branches as well as other factors such as local unemployment rate, job opportunities based on number of job openings in the past six months and an overall assessment of the economic environment of each city.
A diverse economy with plenty of opportunities and an unemployment rate of 6 percent, below the national average of 8.1 percent, helped Austin claim the number two spot on the list.
“Top industries hiring in Austin include technology and manufacturing, but leisure and hospitality, education and health services, professional and business services, and financial activities are also fast growing sectors,” according to Adecco. “Among the most in-demand skills are customer service, call center, pharmaceutical customer support, assembly, and warehouse.”

The complete list of best U.S. cities to find a job:

Washington, DC and Arlington/Alexandria, VA

Austin, TX

Ithaca, NY

Boston, MA

Portland, ME

Dallas, TX

Nashville, TN

Columbus, OH

Baltimore, MD

Pittsburgh, PA