NerdWallet analyzed the 100 largest U.S. cities and ranked them according to the places that provide the best environments for college graduates who are just starting out.

With an overall rank of 28, Irving is one of “Best Cities for Recent Graduates”. Irving is home to six Fortune 500 companies, three Fortune 1000 companies and more than 10,000 large, small, local and multinational businesses. The study shows Irving’s unemployment rate for December is 3.7 percent, lower than the state’s unemployment rate.  The United States Chamber of Commerce named Irving one of the Top 7 Enterprising Cities in the nation. 

Irving #28

34.9% Jobs in management, business, science or the arts

17.3% Percentage of population ages 20-29

32.9% Percentage of population 25 and older with a bachelor’s degree or higher

22.1% Rent as a percentage of income for residents 25 and older with a bachelor’s degree

3.7% Metropolitan unemployment rate for December 2015

$50,555 Median earnings for residents 25 and older with a bachelor’s degree

The analysis focused on 2014 U.S. Census Bureau data covering job options, the age of the population, rent costs and median earnings, as well as December 2015 unemployment rates from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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