New Job in 2020?

WalletHub's "2020's Best Place to Find a Job"
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By 106.3 WORD

If you’re feeling the itch to move, but worry about what you’ll do to make money, or a recent graduate needing a job…. WalletHub has done some research for you.

As of this moment, unemployment is at a 50 year low and according to the personal-finance website, employers are looking to hire.

WalletHub compared over 180 cities to find “2020’s Best Places to Find a Job.” 

For starters, South Burlington Vermont, has the lowest unemployment rate, but the highest monthly starting salary can be obtained in San Jose California at about $6,000 a month.

Plano Texas had the fewest part-timers for every 100 full time employees, but head west to Gilbert, Arizona and the median annual household income is around $89,000 a year.

Charleston made the top 20 of “2020’s Best Places to Find a Job” coming in at #16.  Our states capital Columbia came at #119.

Worst place for a job according to WalletHub… Detroit where unemployment is at 9% Followed by Fayetteville, NC and Newark, NJ.

The Best place to find a job in 2020… Scottsdale, Arizona, where the average temperature in July is about 105 degrees.  Coming in #2, South Burlington, Vermont followed by San Francisco, California.

Report from WalletHub below:

With the unemployment rate at a near 50-year low and employers expecting to hire 5.8 percent more college graduates from the Class of 2020 than from the previous graduating cohort, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2020’s Best Places to Find a Job as well as accompanying videos.To determine the strongest local job markets in the U.S., WalletHub compared more than 180 cities across 31 key metrics.
The data set ranges from job opportunities to employment growth to monthly average starting salary. 
Best Cities for Jobs                                        Worst Cities for Jobs
1. Scottsdale, AZ                                              173. Cleveland, OH
2. South Burlington, VT                                   174. Anchorage, AK
3. San Francisco, CA                                        175. Gulfport, MS
4. Austin, TX                                                    176. Toledo, OH
5. Fremont, CA                                                 177. Huntington, WV
6. Chandler, AZ                                                178. Brownsville, TX
7. Boston, MA                                                  179. Stockton, CA
8. Tempe, AZ                                                    180. Newark, NJ
9. Portland, ME                                                181. Fayetteville, NC
10. Boise, ID                                                    182. Detroit, MI
 Best vs. Worst
Gilbert, Arizona, has the highest median annual household income (adjusted by cost of living), $89,903, which is 3.4 times higher than in Hialeah, Florida, the city with the lowest at $26,281. 
San Jose, California, has the highest monthly average starting salary, $6,019, which is 3.2 times higher than in Brownsville, Texas, the city with the lowest at $1,876. 
South Burlington, Vermont, has the lowest unemployment rate, 1.70 percent, which is 5.3 times lower than in Detroit, the city with the highest at 9.00 percent. 
Plano, Texas, has the fewest part-time employees for every 100 full-time employees, 32.86, which is 3.6 times fewer than in Burlington, Vermont, the city with the most at 118.23. 
Fremont, California, has the lowest share of workers living in poverty, 1.84 percent, which is 10.3 times lower than in Huntington, West Virginia, the city with the highest at 18.86 percent.
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