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Salt Lake City is third on Forbes' list of the Best Big Cities for Jobs, the magazine announced.

No. 1 is Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, Texas, followed by Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas. Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas, was No. 4, followed by San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, Calif. at No. 5.

For the big-city list, the magazine ranked 65 metro areas that each have more than 450,000 jobs.

Salt Lake City is placed highly in several of the business magazine's other rankings measuring the job market, business environment, quality of life and other factors.

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The Salt Lake Tribune