6. Minneapolis

6. Minneapolis

2009 Rank:: NA
Entry-Level Employers: 41
Average Annual Pay: $48,670
Cost of Living Index: 109.7
Unemployment Rate: 6.8 percent

Minneapolis was home to Mary Richards in the Mary Tyler Moore Show, and if Mary could make it there, so might today’s recent college grads. They’d have good company with Target (TGT), General Mills (GIS), and PepsiAmericas, a subsidiary of Pepsico (PEP), headquartered in Minneapolis. The city’s diverse industries include electronics, milling, machinery, and medical products among its strongest. The low unemployment rate and attractions, which include Mall of America and the Mississippi River, are alluring. And yes, you can see the Mary Tyler Moore statue, which depicts the actress tossing her hat in the air as she did in the show’s credits.

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