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Study: A trio of Ohio cities job-seekers are trying to escape

Three big Ohio cities are among the top 10 cities with the most workers seeking to move to jobs elsewhere, according to a list from Glassdoor, a job and recruiting web site.

Cincinnati is No. 9 and Cleveland is No. 10 on that list, according to Glassdoor. Columbus finds itself ranked at No. 6.

A city in Rhode Island led that list of the most workers applying elsewhere for employment, the company said.

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“The college town of Providence, R.I. topped the list of cities with the highest percentage (52.2 percent) of candidates in the metro applying for jobs elsewhere,” the site said. “Specifically, this means that more than half of job seekers in Providence are applying to jobs in other areas.”

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The percentage of job seekers in Cincinnati applying for jobs in others cities was 36.2 percent, according to Glassdoor. In Cleveland, that percentage was 35.3 percent. Columbus — home of course to Ohio’s biggest university, Ohio State University — the percentage was 41.4 percent.

One of the cities to which job-seekers in Cincinnati were most likely to apply, interestingly, is Dayton, according to the study. 

In fact, among the top 10 job destinations for applicants in Cincinnati is Dayton, the study said, second only to New York City.

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The top two hoped-for destinations among job seekers are San Francisco, California and New York City, the study claims.

Glassdoor said the information is based on applications on its own web site, based on a sample of more than 668,000 online job applications started on Glassdoor from January 8 to 14 this year, for the 40 largest metro areas in the United States.

You can read more about the study here. 

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