A report released May 24 by online job platform ZipRecruiter ranked Denver No. 9 among U.S. job markets for recent college graduates. Among the 10 ranked cities, all with at least 700,000 residents, Denver boasted the lowest unemployment rate (2.8 percent) and the second-highest median salary for new grads ($51,600), but also showed the highest median rent ($2,069) and second-longest average commute time (23.3 minutes).
Topping the ranking based on those criteria was Omaha, Nebraska, followed by Minneapolis-St. Paul; St. Louis; Pittsburgh; Milwaukee; Santa Rosa, California; Boise, Idaho; Denver; and Cincinnati.
Here's what the report had to say about the Mile High City: