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This story originally appeared on Zippia.com.
If you are a worker, hard work is no stranger to you.
Every day you contribute to the improvement of the country. Whether you're fighting fires or building a new hospital building, your crafting skills will benefit the community.
Now it's no secret that workers are hard at work. You shouldn't have to work hard to find the best cities to work in. Let us do that. We will do the heavy lifting for this part of your trip as we have found the best cities for workers.
We looked at more than 200 cities and classified them based on three factors.
We first looked at the average income for workers in each city using data from the Census Bureau's American Community Survey. This includes a number of workers, from higher paid to less paid.
However, large paychecks can be accompanied by high bills. Next we looked at the average house cost. Owning a home is part of the American dream, just like a well-paid job that doesn't require student loans to drown. A good city for workers will therefore have affordable housing.
Finally, we looked at union membership rates by state in the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Stronger unions lead to higher wages and better future prospects for workers.