The 10 Best Cities for Finding Work in 2018

The 10 Best Cities for Finding Work in 2018

A WalletHub study recently showed the results of their study comparing 180 US cities with 26 key indicators to find the best cities for job-seeking in 2018. The results may be surprising. Unfortunately, cities like New York and Los Angeles were not in the top 10. But the cities that were in the top 10 illustrate there are definitely moves taking place in the job market.

According to WalletHub, each city was ranked according to the estimated strength of the city's job market as well as socioeconomic factors such as median annual income and housing affordability.

Before starting your job hunt in 2018, check out the 10 best cities to find a job this year. You will either be grabbing some snow boots or suntan lotion before you relocate!

Top 10 Best Cities to Find Work in 2018

The scores listed below and the methodology behind them are explained in this WalletHub post.

10. Boston, MA

  • Total score: 62.37
  • Job market ranking: 7
  • Socioeconomic ranking: 42

9. Madison, WI

  • Total score: 62.44
  • Job market ranking: 21
  • Socioeconomic ranking: 1

8. Irvine, CA

  • Total score: 62.86
  • Job market ranking: 11
  • Socioeconomic ranking: 13

7. Portland, ME

  • Total score: 63.06
  • Job market ranking: 10
  • Socioeconomic ranking: 12

6. Plano, TX

  • Total score: 64.69
  • Job market ranking: 6
  • Socioeconomic ranking: 16

5. Gilbert, AZ

  • Total score: 65.35
  • Job market ranking: 4
  • Socioeconomic ranking: 34

4. Peoria, AZ

  • Total score: 65.86
  • Job market ranking: 1
  • Socioeconomic ranking: 56

3. San Francisco, CA

  • Total score: 66.06
  • Job market ranking: 2
  • Socioeconomic ranking: 43

2. Scottsdale, AZ

  • Total score: 66.29
  • Job market ranking: 5
  • Socioeconomic ranking: 3

1. Chandler, AZ

  • Total score: 67.66
  • Job market ranking: 3
  • Socioeconomic ranking: 9

For Those Wondering

Three of the four major cities in the US that ranked out of the Top 10 came in the following places:

Los Angeles - 60th place

  • Total score: 55.80
  • Job market ranking: 46
  • Socioeconomic ranking: 98

New York City - 105th place

  • Total score: 50.72
  • Job market ranking: 110
  • Socioeconomic ranking: 91

Chicago - 133rd place

  • Total score: 48.32
  • Job market ranking: 153
  • Socioeconomic ranking: 37
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