Denver considered top 10 city for ‘good jobs’ in new report

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DENVER — Denver is considered one of the top 10 cities in America for good jobs, according to Gallup’s annual Good Jobs rating.

Denver came in No. 6 in the ratings of the top 50 metro areas, according to the report.

The report highlights metro areas with a high percentage of good jobs available to people age 18 or older seeking full-time work.

Gallup defines a good job as one with at least 30 hours per week. The report doesn’t take job satisfaction or pay into consideration.

Gallup gives Denver a 51.6 percent Good Jobs rate, up from the 51.4 percent rate given in the 2015 report.

Washington took the top spot with a 54.6 rating for the third year in a row. It was followed by Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn. (53.4); Austin, Texas (52.4); Salt Lake City (52); Raleigh, N.C. (51.8); Denver (51.6); Nashville, Tenn. (51.1); Columbus, Ohio (50.8); Baltimore (50.5); and Dallas-Forth Worth, Texas (50.4).