Worcester Ranks Among Best Cities in U.S. for Summer Jobs

by | May 21, 2019 | Headlines, Business, News

WORCESTER – Live in Worcester and looking for a summer job? 

Well, you might be in the right place.

According to the latest report from the data experts at WalletHub — 2019’s Best Places for Summer Jobs — Worcester ranks 30th among more than 180 markets in the country for summer job opportunities. 

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WalletHub compared 182 cities in the U.S. across 21 key indicators of employment outlook, affordability and downtime-friendliness and data set ranges from median income of part-time workers to availability of summer jobs to rental price for a one-bedroom property. 

According to the report, Worcester ranks 19th in the U.S. for “youth job opportunities” and 104th for “social environment and affordability.”

Youth job opportunities ranking was measured by each city’s job opportunities, internship opportunities, summer employment growth, unemployment rate of people between the ages of 16 to 24 and more.

The social environment and affordability measured each city’s minimum wage, rental price as share of median income, access to public transportation, commuter friendliness and more.

See how Worcester compares to other cities across the country here

Source: WalletHub

Best vs. Worst

  • South Burlington, Vermont, has the most part-time job openings per 1,000 people aged 16 to 24 in the labor force, 183.97, which is 27.5 times higher than in North Las Vegas, Nevada, the city with the fewest at 6.69. 
  • Scottsdale, Arizona, has the highest median income for part-time workers (adjusted for cost of living), $25,359, which is than 3.6 times higher than in New York, the city with the lowest at $6,986. 
  • Portland, Maine, has the highest labor-force participation rate of people aged 16 to 24, 77.66 percent, which is two times higher than in Irvine, California, the city with the lowest at 38.58 percent. 
  • Bismarck, North Dakota, has the lowest unemployment rate for people aged 16 to 24, 2.69 percent, which is 12.5 times lower than in Detroit, the city with the highest at 33.53 percent. 
  • South Burlington, Vermont, has the lowest share of people aged 16 to 24 living in poverty, 7.87 percent, which is 6.8 times lower than in Tallahassee, Florida, the city with the highest at 53.40 percent.

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