It is a good time to get a job as The Labor Department released its official hiring and unemployment figures for May today and 223,000 jobs were added last month. This exceeded Wall Street economists predictions of 190,000 being added, according to Bloomberg. But you may not be seeing the kind of jobs you want because of where you live. Wallethub put together a list of the most attractive states for employment, by comparing the 50 states across 29 key indicators of job-market strength, opportunity and a healthy economy. They also looked at employment growth to median annual income to average commute time. These were their findings, as depicted in the map below, and check WalletHub’s full study.
The Top 10 best states to find a job
5. New Hampshire
The worst 10 states to find a job
9. North Carolina
8. New Mexico
1. West Virginia
Some interesting findings from the study included:
- Connecticut ranks second to last when it comes to job satisfaction.
- New York has the worst commute
- Washington took the top spot overall ranking high for economic environment and a very strong job market. It also has the second highest average starting salary.
- West Virginia came in last because of its lack of job opportunities, high unemployment, and lowest median annual income.