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Top Cities for New College Grads

The most promising region in the U.S. for job hunting by newly minted college graduates is the South, and the city with the best mix of job openings, pay, and affordability is Houston, according to Businessweek.com.

In a ranking by the magazine of 30 cities, the top five are Houston, Washington, Dallas, Atlanta, and Austin, Tex. The winners prevailed mostly because employers in those places posted the greatest number of jobs for new graduates. Employers listing openings on AfterCollege, a website featuring entry-level positions, totaled 90 in Washington, second only to New York's 108.