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For work, head west

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Need a job? Then make like Lewis and Clark and go west, career seeker. According to a recent study conducted by WalletHub.com, the top spots for jobs all are located in the western two-thirds of the country. In fact, only two cities east of the Mississippi even made it into the top 20 of the research firm's 150-city list: Raleigh, North Carolina, at No. 17; and Madison, Wisconsin, placing 19.

In this visual countdown, CNBC takes a look at the top 10 cities job hunters should head to, starting in the Lone Star State. ...

By CNBC's Kenneth Kiesnoski
Posted 4 June 2015

10. Plano, Texas

Source: City of Plano

Overall ranking (out of 150): 10
Job market ranking: 33
Socioeconomic environment ranking: 9

Source: WalletHub.com

9. Scottsdale, Arizona

Scottsdale, Arizona
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Overall ranking (out of 150): 9
Job market ranking: 37
Socioeconomic environment ranking: 2

Source: WalletHub.com

8. Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City, Utah
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Overall ranking (out of 150): 8
Job market ranking: 4
Socioeconomic environment ranking: 61

Source: WalletHub.com

7. Omaha, Nebraska

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Overall ranking (out of 150): 7
Job market ranking: 30
Socioeconomic environment ranking: 5

Source: WalletHub.com

6. Chandler, Arizona

Source: Chandler Office of Tourism

Overall ranking (out of 150): 6
Job market ranking: 18
Socioeconomic environment ranking: 6

Source: WalletHub.com

5. Fremont, California

Fremont, California
Source: City of Fremont, California

Overall ranking (out of 150): 5
Job market ranking: 10
Socioeconomic environment ranking: 14

Source: WalletHub.com

4. Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
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Overall ranking (out of 150): 4
Job market ranking: 12
Socioeconomic environment ranking: 8

Source: WalletHub.com

3. Gilbert, Arizona

Source: Gilbert Town Hall

Overall ranking (out of 150): 3
Job market ranking: 15
Socioeconomic environment ranking: 7

Source: WalletHub.com

2. Des Moines, Iowa

Des Moines, Iowa.
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Overall ranking (out of 150): 2
Job market ranking: 1
Socioeconomic environment ranking: 19

Source: WalletHub.com

1. Seattle

The Seattle skyline
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Overall ranking (out of 150): 1
Job market ranking: 2
Socioeconomic environment ranking: 12

Source: WalletHub.com