Hiring is up, and unemployment is low. But where you live can play a big part in getting your first job whether you're just starting out or if you're looking for a new job.

To find out where the best job prospects are, personal finance site WalletHub compared 180 U.S. cities in two areas, "Job Market" and "Socio-economics." These categories included 26 indicators of job-market strength. The indicators range from job opportunities to employment growth to monthly average starting salary.

The 182 cities in the study include the 150 most populated U.S. cities, plus at least two of the most populated cities in each state.

Although Phoenix, Ariz. ranked No. 61 on the list, five of the highest ranked cities are in the Phoenix area.

These are the best cities for jobs.

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This article was written by a staff member of TheStreet.