Pittsburgh Among Top 10 Cities for Young Professionals

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By NewsRadio 1020 KDKA

The City of Pittsburgh is once again on a Top 10 style list. This time it's among those that are the best cities for young professionals.

The SmartAsset study ranks Pittsburgh at #8 on their list, partly due to its population. More than 20 percent are ages 25-35.

Also factored into consideration are things like average rent as a precentage of income. 

  1. St. Louis, MO
  2. Minneapolis, MN
  3. Lincoln, NE
  4. Sioux Falls, SD
  5. Omaha, NE
  6. Concinnati, OH
  7. Overland Park, KS
  8. Pittsburgh, PA
  9. Atlanta, GA
  10. Lexington, KY

The May unemployment rate is also factored in for cities. According to the study, Pittsburgh's unemployent rate was more than 13 percent. 

A separate study showed that the leisure and hospitality industry saw a steep decline in Pittsburgh making it one of the hardest hit industries due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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