We see a lot of stats on income in San Jose, but this one is focused around happiness of our younger workers. The results were compiled from 38,000 surveys and young professional was defined as an employee with less than 10 years of full-time work experience. San Jose ranked in second place for young professional happiness, with our neighbor Sunnyvale getting the bronze and LA taking the gold.
Also mentioned in the Business Journal article is that city officials are predicting 91,000 new residents between the ages of 20-34 by the year 2025. The influx of younger talent makes this a very important metric, especially considering that Silicon Valley companies and start-ups are aggressively seeking out this demographic at the moment.
Happiest Cities for Young Professionals
1.) Los Angeles
2.) San Jose
9.) San Francisco