Here Are The Best And Worst Cities To Find A Job In 2016, And Texas Forever

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Here Are The Best And Worst Cities To Find A Job In 2016

Sometimes you just need to shake things up a bit to pull yourself out of a rut. There are many ways to do that like going to a Vegas club in a disguise, changing careers, or even just a changing your scenery. Come to Dallas, Johnny.

Well, if you’re looking to relocate, WalletHub, a financial management resource, put together a list of the best and worst cities to find a job in 2016.

WalletHub analyzed the 150 most populated cities for “Job Market” and “Socioeconomic Environment.” For Job Market, metrics included job opportunities, employment growth, monthly median starting salary, unemployment rate, industry variety, full-time employment, percentage of employed residents living under the poverty line, and disability friendliness.

Socio-economic metrics included median annual income, time spent working & commuting, benefits, housing affordability, annual transportation costs, crime rate, number of families, singles, and recreation.

It’s no shocker that Texas has 3 in the top 5. But I’m not real sure I’d recommend anyone drop everything and move to Plano or Irving. Maybe get a place in Uptown and brave the commute, because Irving and Plano are not exactly ideal spots for a twenty-something looking to dominate. As for Austin, I can confirm it is a phenomenal place to call home. It’d be hypocritical if I told you not to move here, as I’ve only been here for one year. It is really crowded, though. If you move here, stay on the east side. They love craft brews.

Best Cities To Find A Job

1. Plano, TX

2. Overland Park, KS

3. Austin, TX

4. Irving, TX

5. Salt Lake City, UT

6. Des Moines, IA

7. Irvine, CA

8. Madison, WI

9. Sioux Falls, SD

10. Omaha, NE

The Absolute Worst

141. San Bernadino, CA

142. Hialeah, FL

143. Brownsville, TX

144. Ontario, CA

145. Newark, NJ

146. Providence, RI

147. Modesto, CA

148. Detroit, MI

149. Fresno, CA

150. Stockton, CA

Just stay away. Hold your ground until something in the top 50 comes available. Newark? Come on.

They even came through with this dope interactive map, which is a sentence I never thought I’d type. See if your current domicile is a thriving bastion of young professionals.

Source: WalletHub

There you have it. It’s still early in the game, so you’ve got some time to call an audible.

[via WalletHub]

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