Saturday, October 6, 2012

San Jose is the 2nd Happiest City for Young Professionals

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
3.) Sunnyvale
9.) San Francisco

Source: SJBJ


  1. If you read the original article, you'll see the following:

    "Young professionals ... were asked to rate 10 key factors that affect workplace happiness including, work-life balance, compensation, company culture, overall work environment, company reputation, relationships with managers and co-workers, opportunities for growth, job resources, daily tasks, and job autonomy."

    The researchers were not measuring overall satisfaction with the city -- they were measuring overall job satisfaction. This has nothing to do with the quality of San Jose as a city; instead, it only measures the satisfaction workers feel for jobs located in San Jose.

    1. Well even then, San Jose has the jobs that young people are happiest with.

  2. Don't ever offer a conflicting opinion on this blog!

    1. I don't see where the opinions are, all of these are facts and polls.