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These are the Best and Worst US Cities for Jobs 

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Not everyone is about that startup and entrepreneur life.

Some folks prefer the security of being employed and access to healthcare and retirement benefits.

Meanwhile, it has gotten easier to get a job as the unemployment rate is continually dropping to its lowest since 2007. Employers expect to hire nearly 6 percent more college graduates from the Class of 2017 than they did from the previous graduating class.

The guys at personal -finance website WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of 2017’s Best & Worst Cities for Jobs.

In order to identify the strongest local job markets in the U.S., WalletHub’s analysts compared the 150 of the most populated cities across 23 key metrics. The data set ranges from “job opportunities” to “employment growth” to “monthly median starting salary.”


Best & Worst
Tacoma, Wash., has the same (adjusted by cost of living), $3,428, which is 2.5 times higher than in Honolulu, the city with the lowest at $1,360.

Gilbert, Ariz., has the highest median annual income (adjusted by cost of living), $85,948, which is 3.3 times higher than in Hialeah, Fla., the city with the lowest at $25,827.

Lincoln, Neb., the city with the lowest unemployment rate, 2.5 percent, which is five times lower than in Detroit, the city with the highest at 12.4 percent.

Plano, Texas, the city with the fewest number of part-time employees for every 100 full-time employees, 38.04, which is 2.6 times fewer than in Tallahassee, Fla., the city with the most at 97.36.

Fremont, Calif., the city with the lowest share of workers living in poverty, 2.3 percent, which is 8.7 times lower than in Tallahassee, Fla., the city with the highest at 20.1 percent.

View the full list and where your city lines up here.

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