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Best Place to Find a Job? With Record Low Unemployment Honolulu Still Ranks 42nd
By Selected News Articles @ 2:13 PM :: 3097 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Cost of Living

2018’s Best Places to Find a Job

From Wallet Hub, Jan 2, 2018

With 2017 behind us, it’s time to think about fresh starts again. But whether that means a small change or a complete life overhaul, finding a new or better job will be a top resolution.

If that’s your mission for the new year, it’s a good time to be on the job market. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ most recent jobs report, the national unemployment rate has fallen to a 17-year low of 4.1 percent while hiring is up.

College graduates, especially, will see a strong boost in their job prospects. According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers, employers plan to hire 4 percent more members from the Class of 2018 than from the previous graduating cohort.

But your luck of finding work depends largely on location. To help you with the job hunt, WalletHub compared more than 180 U.S. cities across 26 key indicators of job-market strength. They range from job opportunities to employment growth to monthly average starting salary….

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Honolulu, HI

  • Rank 42nd
  • Score 57.51
  • ‘Job Market’ Rank 44th
  • ‘Socio-economics’ Rank 46th

Pearl City, HI

  • Rank 42nd
  • Score 56.41
  • ‘Job Market’ Rank 25th
  • ‘Socio-economics’ Rank 124th
  • Work & Commute Time 179th (4th longest)

Related: Hawaii Unemployment Sets Record Low as Labor Force Shrinks

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