These are the states with the best and worst jobs in 2018

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.

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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.

Meredith Lepore|is the Deputy Editor of Ladders and can be reached at mlepore@theladders.com.