The 15 best states for finding a job in 2018

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  • In the US, certain states provide a superior work environment that might appeal to job seekers.
  • WalletHub ranked the states based on factors like the unemployment rate, average commute times, and monthly starting salaries.
  • The state of Washington topped the list.

Finding a great job can be tough.

But it’s definitely easier in some parts of the United States. According to a recent report from personal finance site WalletHub, certain states provide a far better environment for job seekers.

WalletHub assigned each US state a score based on numerous factors, including median annual income adjusted for the cost of living, share of employees living under the poverty line, and the unemployment and underemployment rates.

WalletHub also assigned each state an employment outlook score using Gallup’s job creation index. The score is based on the amount workers say their place of employment is increasing or decreasing the size of its workforce, with the highest score of 42 indicating the best employment outlook.

To read more about the study’s methodology, check out the full report here.

Here are the top 15 states for finding a job:

15. Nevada

Median annual income (adjusted for the cost of living): $50,711

Unemployment rate: 5.0%

Share of workers living under the poverty line: 7.10%

Employment outlook: 40

Nevada tops the list of all of the states in the United States when it comes to job security.

14. New Jersey

Median annual income (adjusted for the cost of living): $60,461

Unemployment rate: 4.6%

Share of workers living under the poverty line: 4.55%

Employment outlook: 27

New Jersey has many available internships and a low share of workers living under the poverty line.

13. South Dakota

Median annual income (adjusted for the cost of living): $52,340

Unemployment rate: 3.3%

Share of workers living under the poverty line: 7.16%

Employment outlook: 30

South Dakota’s has a short average commute time of 16.9 minutes.

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