Unemployment is down, but when it comes to job hunting, all states aren’t equal.
Looking at a range of factors – from the jobless rate, to how much house workers may be able to afford based on pay – career search site Zippia ranked which states are best and worst when it comes to job prospects.
Louisiana, with one of the lowest median incomes and highest jobless rates in the nation, ranked at the bottom. Connecticut meanwhile offered the best possibilities among the 10 worst-performing states.
“There are two common themes that run through these states,” said Chris Kolmar, Zippia’s co-founder. “Unemployment rates that generally tend on the higher side of the national average and … wages that have not grown as fast in the past several years as states with better overall job markets.”
- 1. Louisiana
- 2. Arizona
- 3. Kentucky
- 4. Mississippi
- 5. Alabama
- 6. Wyoming
- 7. West Virginia
- 8. Alaska
- 9. New Mexico
- 10. Connecticut
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