This city has the highest unemployment rate

Shutterstock

If you live in Washington, DC or New York City, you’re living in one of the worst run cities in the US, according to a new study.

WalletHub compared the 150 most populated cities in the US based on six key factors including financeable stability, education, health, safety, economy, and infrastructure and pollution. The different metrics weighed differently and were factored together to give each city a combined score.

Washington, DC topped the list due to it having the highest long-term debt outstanding per Capita. Other cities like Gulfport (Mississippi), San Francisco (California), Chattanooga (Tennessee), and New York City (New York) rounded out the top five, only to be followed by Detroit (Michigan) and Oakland (California).


Follow Ladders on Flipboard!

Follow Ladders’ magazines on Flipboard covering Happiness, Productivity, Job Satisfaction, Neuroscience, and more!


When it came to finding work, the highest unemployment rates were found in Detroit, Flint (Michigan), Gary (Indiana), Fairbanks (Alaska), and Hartford (Connecticut).

The city of Gary also had the highest infant mortality rate and lowest median annual household income, according to the survey.

On the positive side, Nampa (Indiana) and Provo (Utah) were named the top two best-run cities in America, followed by Boise (Idaho), Durham (North Carolina), and Lexington-Fayette (Kentucky).