Need a job? Then Arlington's one of the best places to be in Virginia, according to consumer resource website NerdWallet.
Arlington ranked No. 4 for job seekers, with an unemployment rate of 3.8 percent, compared with the 7.3 percent national average, according to the website. Leesburg, Vienna and Herndon placed higher than Arlington, and Manassas rounded out the top five.
According to Nerdwallet:
"Arlington is located on the Potomac River, across Washington D.C. While primarily known as the home of the Pentagon and Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington is a great city for job seekers due to its low unemployment, at only 3.8 percent, and its high median household income of $99,651. There are plenty of jobs in the federal and local government, and Arlington also has many private-sector jobs at top employers such as Deloitte, Accenture and Lockheed Martin. Students and alumni at the local Marymount University gain experience in the local community through experiential learning programs."
NerdWallet determined its rankings by looking at an area's population change from 2009 to 2011, median household income and unemployment rate.
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