Tuscaloosa Named One of Nation’s Best Cities to Find a Job in 2018
Job growth has been solid across the country this year, but some cities are seeing better opportunity than others. Thankfully for us, Tuscaloosa is near the top.
A recent list compiled by career site Zippia weighed three main factors to come up with the top 100 cities to find a job in 2018 and Tuscaloosa came in at No. 12. This is how the website explains its criteria:
Looking at 386 different metro areas, we ranked each 1 to 386 in three categories – wage change, unemployment rate change, and current unemployment rate – one being best, 386 being worst.
With an unemployment rate of 3.2% and an average mean wage of $41,120, the Druid City checked in right ahead of San Francisco just outside of the top 10. That made it the highest-ranked Alabama on the city on the list, but the state also claimed No. 23 (Huntsville), No. 33 (Decatur), No. 40 (Gadsden), No. 86 (Daphne-Fairhope-Foley), and No. 91 (Birmingham-Hoover).
Here's how the top 10 looked:
- San Jose-Sunnyvale, CA
- San Luis Obispo, CA
- Odessa, TX
- Midland, TX
- Charleston, SC
- Blacksburg-Radford, VA
- Florence, SC
- Ann Arbor, MI
- Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA
- Roanoke, VA
You can see the full top 100 list here.