January 8, 2015

The Best and Worst Job Markets In The US

What are your plans this year? Will you be hunting for a new job? If so, you’ll want to read this blog post.

We stumbled upon a great post at WalletHub that looks at the best and worst cities to find a job in the US.  It’s a real eye-opener. WalletHub.com has analyzed the 150 most populated cities to determine the best and worst job markets in the US. You may want to relocate if you keep reading.

WalletHub  based the study on two factors: the Job Market and the Socioeconomic Environment. Each city is ranked based on 16 different criteria, including things like:

  • Number of Job Opportunities
  • Employment Growth
  • Monthly Median Starting Salary
  • Unemployment Rate for High School Graduates
  • Unemployment Rate for People with Bachelor’s Degree or Higher
  • % of Employed Workforce Living Under Poverty Line
  • Median Annual Income
  • Housing Affordability

Based on the overall rankings, WalletHub determined the best and worst cities to find a job:

Highest Overall Rank

  • Seattle, WA
  • Des Moines, IA
  • Gilbert, AZ
  • Sioux Falls, SD
  • Fremont, CA

Lowest Overall Rank

  • Memphis, TN
  • Hialeah, FL
  • Detroit, MI
  • Moreno Valley, CA
  • San Bernardino, CA

Don’t miss the full report over at WalletHub.com. There you can see a full list of the best and worst cities to find a job and you’ll discover how cities ranked in each of the above categories. Take five minutes and check it out.

Are you living in one of the best cities to find work or one of the worst? Where does your city rank? Is it time to relocate to boost your chances of landing a job? Tell us your thoughts via social media.

It’s easy to search for jobs by location on the JobMonkey Job Board. If you want a job, why not move to where the work is located?

About this Author 

Derek Lennon is a skier and writer who lives, works, and plays in the mountains. He travels the globe in search of snow and adventure. Life has allowed him to live and work all over the world doing cool jobs and loving every minute of it.

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