If your goal in the New Year is to find a new job you may want to consider whether where you live is going to make that harder. There’s no doubt there are some cities where more jobs are available than others, and thanks to a new WalletHub report we now know which ones they are.
The site looked at 180 U.S. cities, judging them on 26 key indicators, including the Job Market, which takes into account job opportunities, employment growth, monthly average starting salary and more, and Socio-Economic rank, which looks at median annual income, work and commute times, transit options and more.
So, where should you move if you want an easier time finding a new job? Well, the answer is Chandler, Arizona, which scored an overall 67.66 out of 100 and gets high marks in both Job Market and Socio-economic rank. In more specific areas, Peoria, Arizona, which ranks fourth overall, tops the list for Job Market, while Madison, Wisconsin, which ranks ninth overall, is tops for Socio-Economic rank.
Top Ten Best Places To Find Jobs(click here for the complete list)
- Chandler, AZ
- Scottsdale, AZ
- San Francisco, CA
- Peoria, AZ
- Gilbert, AZ
- Plano, TX
- Portland, ME
- Irvine, CA
- Madison, WI
- Boston, MA
- As for the worst city to find a job, that “honor” goes to Shreveport, Louisiana, which earned an overall score of 37.49 and ranks dead last for Job Market, and close to the bottom for Socio-Economic rank.