The greater St. Louis area is one of the best places to find a job if you don’t have a college diploma.
According to new data from Boston-based market research analysts Burning Glass Technologies, the greater St. Louis area ranked No. 5 on the top 10 list of Best Places to Find a Job if You Don’t Have a Four-Year College Degree.
The bi-state area has 30 percent share of total employment opportunities for those without a four-year degree. The list:
1. Louisville-Jefferson County, Ky.-Ind.: 32.1%
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2. Birmingham-Hoover, Ala.: 31.3%
3. Toledo, Ohio 30.8%
4. Springfield, Mass.-Conn.: 30.2%
5. St. Louis, Mo.-Ill.: 30.1%
6. Kansas City, Mo.-Kan.: 30.1%
7. Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, Ohio: 29.9%
8. Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, Wis.: 29.7%
9. Baton Rouge, La.: 29.4%
10. Des Moines-West Des Moines, Iowa: 29.3%
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— Will Buss, BND business writer