These are the top 40 cities to find a job in 2016

New year, new you? With the dawn of 2016 (and any new year), people desire a fresh start for their lives physically, socially and even professionally. 

Sometimes, that fresh start means completely breaking away from everything one feels comfortable with, like where you live. You wouldn't be the first to flee Connecticut for an opportunity elsewhere.

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For individuals who want to find a new or better job and a change of scenery for 2016, WalletHub compiled a list of the best and worst cities to find a job. 

A total of 150 U.S. cities are on the list. The "job market" rank- focuses on job opportunities, employment growth, unemployment rates and other factors- and "socioeconomic environment" rank- focuses on crime rate, housing affordability, average annual income, and other factors. WalletHub sorted the best (and worst) cities a professional can get their new start. 

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Despite major metros landing at the top of the list, dozens of small and medium markets were also represented.

Take a look at the slideshow above to see the top 40 cities professionals get their new start in a new city.