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GRADUATION! WHAT’S NEXT?

Written by on May 18, 2021

WHERE WILL YOU END UP

With graduation season upon us and employers planning to hire 7.2% more graduates from the Class of 2021 than they did from the Class of 2020, WalletHub released its report on 2021’s Best & Worst Places to Start a Career.  If you are graduating from Wyoming schools you will most likely be leaving the state to start a career.

To help recent graduates launch their careers in the right place, WalletHub compared more than 180 U.S. cities based on 28 key indicators of career-friendliness. The data set ranges from the availability of entry-level jobs to monthly average starting salary to housing affordability.

BEST PLACES TO START A CAREER

1. Salt Lake City, UT
2. Orlando, FL
3. Atlanta, GA
4. Austin, TX
5. Columbia, SC
6. Charleston, SC
7. Seattle, WA
8. Overland Park, KS
9. Durham, NC
10. Scottsdale, AZ

 

 

WORST PLACES TO START A CAREER

173. Santa Clarita, CA
174. Philadelphia, PA
175. North Las Vegas, NV
176. Columbus, GA
177. Pembroke Pines, FL
178. Detroit, MI
179. Bridgeport, CT
180. New York, NY
181. Hialeah, FL
182. Newark, NJ

Here are a few more interesting facts:

Tacoma, Washington, has the highest monthly average starting salary (adjusted for cost of living), $4,596, which is 3.1 times higher than in Honolulu and Pearl City, Hawaii, the cities with the lowest at $1,478.

Columbia, Maryland, has the highest median annual household income (adjusted for cost of living), $98,861, which is 3.4 times higher than in Newark, New Jersey, the city with the lowest at $28,757.

Oxnard, California, has the highest workforce diversity, which is 2.3 times higher than in New Haven, Connecticut, the city with the lowest.

South Burlington, Vermont, has the lowest unemployment rate, 2.40 percent, which is 5.5 times lower than in Newark, New Jersey, the city with the highest at 13.30 percent.


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