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The Best U.S. Metros for Recent College Grads Looking for Work

Why Baltimore or Austin may be a better bet this year than New York or L.A.
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Zara Matheson

It's September, which for many of us is synonymous with heading back to school or back to work. And for many newly minted college graduates, it means revving up their job search.

For grads who weren't fortunate enough to have a job waiting for them immediately after getting their diplomas, the first post-college summer might consist of completing an internship, or for the even more fortunate, a time to rest and relax or maybe travel a bit before entering the real world. This year, the number of young and educated Millennials looking for jobs could swell even further — fewer 22 year-olds are turning to grad school as a way to wait out the weak job market. Joining them in the feverish job hunt will be the slightly older and now even more qualified cohort who entered grad school in 2009 and 2010.