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If you’re feeling particularly depressed about your work and location, maybe it’s time to move. CareerBliss gives a list of the happiest and unhappiest cities to work in around the nation. For those that feel unhappy in their situation, take a look and see if your city ended up on this list.
At the top of the list is Miami, Florida. This is the second year in a row that Miami has earned the number one spot on the list. The busy, vibrant city known as a popular vacation spot has a 4.14 bliss rating on CareerBliss’ scale from 1-5. The average salary here is $53,764. Heidi Golledge, the chief executive of Career Bliss, tells Forbes that tourism, international trade, and international banking are Miami’s leading business sectors. Over the past year, travel and leisure employees have enjoyed an increase in happiness.
Worcester, MA and Oklahoma City, OK come in second and third on the list with a 4.106 and a 4.105 bliss rating prospectively. Employees in these two cities enjoy an average salary of around $54,000. If you choose the fourth happiest city, San Jose, CA, you may stand to make about $83,000.
On the other side, the unhappiest city to work in is New Haven, CT. So for those of you thinking on taking that promotion in this city, you may want to reconsider. New Haven received a 3.465 bliss ratings. Employees here make an average of $62,604. The problem in this city seems to be a lack of “industry diversification.”
“As the city of New Haven moves from a former manufacturing environment to one led by health care and education, many employees feel there to be a limited number of industries, and that affects overall growth opportunities for employees,” CareerBliss chief technology officer Matt Miller tells Forbes.
Next on the list of ill-fated cities to work in is Dayton, Ohio with a 3.669 rating. Here employees stand to make $58,160 on average. Milwaukee, WI is third on the list with a 3.687 rating and an average salary of $52,425. The cold from some of these cities isn’t just from the lack of opportunities; it’s also from the physical environment. You may have noticed that between the happiest cities and the unhappiest cities, there is also a big difference in weather temperature.
But Golledge tells Forbes that “it is not a city’s attractions or overall culture that truly affect employee happiness in a region. The overall growth opportunity and company culture lead to happy employees.”
For a complete list of the cities on CareerBliss’ list click here.
Are we surprised? According to a new study conducted by CareerBuilder, as reported on BET.com, 25 percent of African-Americans feel discriminated against in their respective workplaces.
African-Americans led the pack of minority employees who expressed feelings of discrimination, with disabled workers at 22 percent and Hispanic workers at 21 percent. Interestingly enough, Asian workers came in last at 11 percent, even below women and LGBT workers. We can guess that the differences in cultural attitudes impacted the degree to which employees expressed their dis-satisfactions in this study.
The report also revealed that “African-Americans were one of the least likely groups, at eight percent, to make more than $100,000.”