10 best cities for jobs in 2019

The robust jobs market has continued to hold fast, and there are some parts of the country especially where jobs are plentiful. Having this knowledge gives employers in these locations valuable insight on where they might want to boost benefit offerings to find and keep talent.

Finance website WalletHub evaluated cities with some of the best and worst opportunities for work.

In order to determine the best and worst job markets in the U.S., WalletHub analysts compared 182 U.S. cities — the 150 most populated cities, plus at least two of the most populated cities in each state — across two key dimensions: “job market” and “socio-economic environment.” The personal-finance website assigned heavier weight to the former as the factors in that category most heavily influence a job seeker’s decision in terms of relocation for employment.

The job market ranking, comprising 80 points total, included a number of data points on job opportunities, employment growth and job securities. The socioeconomic portion, totaling 20 points, included data on median annual incomes, workplace accessibility and housing affordability.

The following cities ranked highest on WalletHub’s list. The full report can be
seen here.

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Christmas decorations in downtown Chandler Arizona at night.

10. Chandler, Arizona

Total score: 61.65
Job market rank (out of 182): 14
Socio-economic rank (out of 182): 11

9. Boston

Total score: 61.70
Job market rank: 7
Socio-economic rank: 73
United States capitol at night with car streaks

8. Washington, D.C.

Total score: 61.79
Job market rank: 11
Socio-economic rank: 32
World famous live, play, shop, work

7. Plano, Texas

Total score: 62.62
Job market rank: 5
Socio-economic rank: 55
Portland, Maine, USA downtown skyline at dusk.

6. Portland, Maine

Total score: 62.81
Job market rank: 8
Socio-economic rank: 36
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The ?City of Colorado Springs called the Olympic City as its home to the United States Olympic Committee, It is also home to the US Air Force Acadamy

5. Colorado Springs, Colorado

Total score: 62.85
Job market rank: 6
Socio-economic rank: 42
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Golden Gate Bridge with San Francisco Cityscape Close up

4. San Francisco

Total score: 64.67
Job market rank: 3
Socio-economic rank: 25
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Downtown Orlando Florida

3. Orlando, Florida

Total score: 64.76
Job market rank: 1
Socio-economic rank: 48

2. Columbia, Maryland

Total score: 65.78
Job market rank: 4
Socio-economic rank: 5
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"Downtown Scottsdale and suburbs of Phoenix, Arizona, with the White Tank Mountain Range in the background in eerly morning lightMore images from Phoenix:"

1. Scottsdale, Arizona

Total score: 66.58
Job market rank: 2
Socio-economic rank: 6

To see the 10 worst cities for jobs in 2019, click here.