10 worst states for job seekers
A tight job market alongside some of the country’s worst economic outlooks has created some less-than-stellar opportunities for job seekers in some states, putting the onus on benefits managers to create the right benefits plans to keep the best talent within an organization.
Personal-finance website WalletHub recently released a ranking of states with the worst job
opportunities. To determine its list, WalletHub compared the 50 states across 24 key indicators of job-market strength, opportunity and economic vitality. Those sections were filtered into two major categories: job market (which includes metrics such as job opportunities, employment growth and job satisfaction) and economic environmental (which includes metrics such as median annual income, average number of hours in a work week and earned income-tax credit). WalletHub used data from the U.S. Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor and Gallup-Healthways, among others.