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Top 25 Cities for Designers and Artists

Top 25 Cities for Designers and Artists

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#1. Austin, TX

Population: 743,074


Average Salary: $41,330


Cost of Living Rank (in a 1-100 list): 51


Average Commute Time: 21.9 minutes 


Job Growth Rank (in a list of 372 Highest Growth Cities): 6


Unemployment Rate: 6.3

Austin tops our list with robust projected job growth and one of the lowest changes in unemployment rate since the onset of the recession. The city has enjoyed a recent explosion of high-tech entrepreneurism, and its two largest employers — the state government and the University of Texas — are expected to add a couple thousand jobs this year. A “best cities” list veteran, Austin’s our top pick!

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    Unemployment Rate Falls to Two-Year Low

    Unemployment Rate Falls to Two-Year Low
    WASHINGTON - The unemployment rate fell to a two-year low of 8.8 percent in March, capping the strongest two months of hiring since before the recession began. The economy added 216,000 jobs last month, the Labor Department said Friday. Factories, retailers, the education and health care sectors and professional and financial services all expanded payrolls. Those job gains offset layoffs by ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Magic Behind Custom-Made Costumes for 'Dancing'

    Magic Behind Custom-Made Costumes for 'Dancing'
    LOS ANGELES - For Randall Christensen and his wardrobe team at ABC's "Dancing With the Stars," the next 10 weeks are going to be a crystal-encrusted, chiffon-wrapped blur. "Dancing" is known as much for its dazzling costumes as its disco-ball trophy. Every week, celebrity contestants and their professional partners step out in costumes ranging from glamorous to outrageous; from swingy dresses ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Artists Draw on Facebook to Connect or Sell Their Work

    Artists Draw on Facebook to Connect or Sell Their Work
    El Mac's graffiti art -- spray-painted on walls across the globe -- sometimes stretches multiple stories high and half a city block long. His larger-than-life portraits are inspired by Mexican and Chicano art, religious iconography, local personalities in the neighborhoods where he paints, and the classical artists he has studied since childhood, such as Vermeer and Caravaggio. But on Facebook, his ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +6

For an article that weighs creative opportunities higher, I would recommend this one:Top Paying States for Designers.

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Resources: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics U.S. Census Bureau City-Data.com Forbes.com’s Best Cities for Jobs Best Cities For Jobs In 2008 NewGeography.com’s Best Cities for Job Growth Wikipedia

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