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January 07, 2017

Philadelphia ranks low on 'Best & Worst Cities for Jobs' list

Trying to find a job but not having any luck? Could be your location, according to one recent study.

WalletHub, a personal finance website, published its "2017 Best & Worst Cities for Jobs" list earlier this week and Philadelphia didn't exactly score the most coveted spot.

The website took a look at 150 cities and analyzed them based on 23 different factors, including job opportunities and unemployment rates that fell into a category called "job market" along with factors like median annual income and commute times that fell into its "socioeconomic environment" category.

WalletHub compiled the list using data from the U.S. Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation and more.

Philadelphia found itself toward the bottom at No. 129, one spot below Brownsville, Texas and one above Long Beach, California. That's worse than last year, too, when Philly was placed at No. 126

Individually, Philly ranked at No. 131 in the "job market" category and at No. 113 under "socioeconomic environment."

Philly has a 6.5 percent unemployment rate as of April 2015, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. That's higher that Pennsylvania's rate at 5.3 percent and Pittsburgh's at 4.6 percent. 

Pittsburgh was found at No. 36 on the list.

The top 10 cities for jobs can be found below while WalletHub's complete list can be found here

1. Scottsdale, Arizona

2. Plano, Texas

3. Orlando, Flordia

4. Sioux Falls, South Dakota

5. San Francisco, California

6. Rancho Cucamonga, California

7. Chandler, Arizona

8. Salt Lake City, Utah

9. Tempe, Arizona

10. Raleigh, North Carolina


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