2019’s Best & Worst Places to Start a Career
Wallet Hub, May 14, 2019
Deciding where to lay the foundation for a long and prosperous career can be a tall order, especially for recent graduates entering the job market for the first time. After all, there are many factors — job-market saturation, housing affordability and commuter-friendliness, for instance — to consider about each prospective area. The market is ripe for new graduates, though, with an unemployment rate of only 3.8 percent as of March 2019. And employers plan to hire nearly 17 percent more graduates from the Class of 2019 than they did from the Class of 2018.
Starting a career doesn’t need to be that difficult or intimidating. WalletHub compared the relative market strength and overall livability of more than 180 U.S. cities to help recent college graduates find the best cradles for their budding careers. They examined each city based on 29 key metrics that range from the availability of entry-level jobs to monthly average starting salary to workforce diversity….
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- 101 -- Overall Rank (1=Best)
- 46.79 -- Total Score
- 113 -- ‘Professional Opportunities’ Rank
- 85 -- ‘Quality of Life’ Rank
- 176 -- Monthly Avg Starting Salaries adj for Cost of Living (tied for lowest in USA)
Pearl City, HI
- 177 -- Overall Rank (1=Best)
- 38.00 -- Total Score
- 173 -- ‘Professional Opportunities’ Rank
- 164 -- ‘Quality of Life’ Rank
- 176 -- Monthly Avg Starting Salaries adj for Cost of Living. (Tied for lowest in USA)