15 of the Best Cities for Finding a Job in 2019

With the unemployment rate at a record 18-year low, there’s no time like the present to polish up your resume and cover letter and start applying for jobs. But, in some cases, getting hired for a job might largely depend on where you’re located, according to the WalletHub story, “Best Cities for Jobs.” It compared 180 U.S. cities across 30 markers of job market strength, ranging from the amount of jobs available to employment growth to monthly starting salaries.
Looking to see which places are the best to find a job? Here they are, ranked from first to fifteenth! Arizona appears three times on the list, ranking first, tenth, and fourteenth, respectively. Colorado also appears twice on the list, landing in both the fifth and thirteenth slots. We’ve added in convenient links to see the flexible and remote job opportunities each city (or state) has!
  1. Scottsdale, AZ
  2. Columbia, MD
  3. Orlando, FL
  4. San Francisco, CA
  5. Colorado Springs, CO
  6. Portland, ME
  7. Plano, TX
  8. Washington, DC
  9. Boston, MA
  10. Chandler, AZ
  11. South Burlington, VT
  12. Minneapolis, MN
  13. Denver, CO
  14. Tempe, AZ
  15. Pittsburgh, PA

More specifically, the findings break down as follows:

Most Job Opportunities:

  1. Orlando, FL
  2. Salt Lake City, UT
  3. Charleston, SC
  4. Columbia, SC
  5. Portland, ME

Highest Employment Growth:

  1. Colorado Springs, CO
  2. Reno, NV
  3. Huntington, WV
  4. Hialeah, FL
  5. Glendale, AZ

Highest Monthly Average Starting Salary:

  1. San Jose, CA
  2. Washington, DC
  3. Bridgeport, CT
  4. San Francisco, CA
  5. Oakland, CA

Lowest Unemployment Rate:

  1. South Burlington, VT
  2. Fargo, ND
  3. Honolulu, HI
  4. Madison, WI
  5. Bismarck, ND

Shortest Average Work & Commute Time:

  1. Burlington, VT
  2. Tallahassee, FL
  3. Missoula, MT
  4. Columbia, SC
  5. Huntington, WV