Are people who are "satisfied" with their job situations more likely to gravitate to homes in those communities? Here's analysis that answers at least part of that question.

Forbes staffer Kathryn Dill looks at which cities not only provide solid new job opportunities but keep their current employees happy as well. Dill taps job search and salary comparison site Glassdoor data, made up of reviews shared by local employees on their site over the past year (through April 24th) for the most populous 50 metros in the country, according to the U.S. Office of Management and Budget. Dill writes that California cities--San Jose, San Francisco, San Diego, Los Angeles, Riverside, and Sacramento--dominate the list. However:

Many smaller cities also fare well for employee satisfaction. Salt Lake City, Austin, Raleigh-Durham, and Oklahoma City all make the cut.

Major east coast mainstays Boston and Washington, D.C. also boast satisfied workforces, as does the Pacific Northwest’s tech flagship, Seattle.

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