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10. Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington (MN-WI)

Metro population: 3.1 million
Unemployment rate: 7.9%
Cost of living index: 103 (100 is average)

What draws young people to the Twin Cities area?

“First of all, it’s a very ‘nice,’ city,” Sperling said. “The people are very nice.”

Plus, it’s clean, it’s green and there are jobs available.

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