January 5, 2017 | Number of The Day
Newark’s ranking on list of 150 best and worst cities to find a job

In case anyone doubts that it’s tough to find a job in Newark these days, WalletHub, the personal finances website, has just published its 2017 list of the Best and Worst Cities for Jobs: Newark finished 147th out of 150. Detroit took last place.

WalletHub’s analysts compared 150 of the most populated U.S. cities across 23 key indicators of job-market strength. They range from “job opportunities” to “employment growth” to “median annual income.”

Newark was ranked 149th for socioeconomic environment; 142nd for job market. Philadelphia was rated 129th overall, while New York City was ranked 101st. (The Big Apple also took the bottom spot for longest time spent working and commuting.)

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