It looks like 2015 will be the best year in a good while for finding a job. The National Association for Business Economics projects nonfarm employment in the U.S. will expand by close to 220,000 jobs per month throughout the year, while unemployment will drop to below 5.5% by the fourth quarter.
According to a report earlier this week published by demographic research firm WalletHub, the city of Seattle will be the best place to find a job in 2015, and San Bernardino, California will be the worst. Also of interest, Stockton, California is projected to have the strongest employment growth in 2015.
In determining the relative strength of local job markets, WalletHub analyzed 16 important job-related metrics ranging from local job opportunities to anticipated employment growth.
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Best US cities to find a job in 2015
WalletHub projects that Seattle, Washington will be the best city in the U.S. to find a job in 2015. Seattle comes in No. 2 in “Job Market” and No, 12 in “Socioeconomic Environment” rank. Des Moines, Iowa comes in second overall, with the No. 1 Job Market and 19th in Socioeconomic Environment. Gilbert, Arizona ended up in third place overall, with a Job Market rank of 15th and a Socioeconomic Environment rank of 7th. Sioux Falls, South Dakota is projected to be the fourth best U.S. city to find a job in 2015, with a Job Market rank of 12th and a Socioecon rank of 8th. Fremont, California came in at fifth place on WalletHub’s list, with the 10th best Job Market and the 14th best Socioeconomic Environment in the country.
Worst US cities to find a job in 2015
Memphis, Tennessee came in 146th on WalletHub’s list of the best cities to find a job in 2015, which means it’s the fifth worst city for job seekers. Memphis came in 140th in Job Market, and 144th in Socioeconomic Environment. Hialeah, Florida was the fifth lowest ranking city on WalletHub’s list, with a Job Market rank of 138th and a Socioecon rank of 148th. Detroit, Michigan was the third worst city to find a job in 2015, ending up with a Job Market rank of 142nd and a Socioeconomic Environment rank of 145th. Moreno Valley, California was the second worst on WalletHub’s list, coming in 150th in Job Market and 89th in Socioecon. San Bernardino, California is projected to be the worst city to find a job in 2015, with a rank of 149th in both Job Market and Socioeconomic Environment.