Mark OuelletteBy Les Masterson and
Newton topped the list of NerdWallet's top 10 list of "The Best Places in Massachusetts for Job Seekers."
"Newton is a city in Middlesex County, seven miles west of downtown Boston. Newton residents boast a median household income of $109,724, while monthly homeowner expenses are only $1,000. Additionally, Newton has a low unemployment rate of 5.2 percent, and the city saw a population growth of 2.1 percent between 2009 and 2012. Top employers in Newton are Boston College, Education Development Center and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Nearby Boston College also provides many programs such as the Center for Work and Family, which includes resources for local businesses to create an effective workplace for employees," according to the report.
Malden finished ahead of Everett, Revere, Malden, Marlborough, Melrose, Waltham, Medford, Methuen and Beverly.
Data related to city growth, affordable living and the unemployment rate were used to compile the report.
"We assessed population growth from 2009 to 2012 to ensure that the city was attracting workers," reads the report. "We measured a city’s median household income to see if workers made a good living. We also analyzed the monthly homeowner costs, including mortgage payments, to see if the city had a reasonable cost of living."
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