WORCESTER – Looking for a job in Worcester could be difficult this year, according to a recent study.
On Tuesday, the personal-finance website WalletHub released its report on 2021’s Best Places to Find a Job.
WalletHub compared 182 cities across 32 key metrics, including job opportunities to employment growth to monthly average starting salary.
SEE MAP BELOW: The Best and Worst Places to Find a Job in 2021
Overall, WalletHub ranked Worcester #146 out of the 182 cities studied. Worcester ranked #149 in the “Job Market” category, which included job opportunities and job growth, and #120 in the “Socio-Economic” category which included median income among residents and the average commute time to work.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the national unemployment rate is 6.7%. In Worcester, the unemployment rate reached more than 16% in June 2020, but dropped significantly to 6.2% by November.
Unemployment date for December 2020 is expected to be released in the last week of January.
Here are the Top 10 best and worst cities to find a job in the U.S. in 2021, according to WalletHub:
|Best Cities for Jobs||Worst Cities for Jobs|
|1. South Burlington, VT||173. New Haven, CT|
|2. Columbia, MD||174. Cleveland, OH|
|3. Virginia Beach, VA||175. Gulfport, MS|
|4. Salt Lake City, UT||176. Bridgeport, CT|
|5. Boise, ID||177. Las Cruces, NM|
|6. Scottsdale, AZ||178. North Las Vegas, NV|
|7. Chesapeake, VA||179. Brownsville, TX|
|8. Seattle, WA||180. Detroit, MI|
|9. Colorado Springs, CO||181. Shreveport, LA|
|10. Plano, TX||182. Hialeah, FL|