May 17, 2017 | Number of The Day
Newark’s rock-bottom ranking as city in which to start a career

Battered and beleaguered Newark just took another shot: New Jersey’s largest city was ranked rock bottom on a survey of the best and worst cities in which to start a career, from WalletHub, the personal finances website. Newark was listed 146th for professional opportunities (Cleveland was ranked 150th) and 148th for quality of life (Hialeah, FL took the bottom slot). The study analyzed data from the 150 most populated cities in the United States.

All cities in the survey were evaluated across 23 weighted metrics, including availability of entry-level jobs, monthly average starting salary, annual job-growth rate, median annual income, and average length of work week.

The only other Garden State city to make the list was Jersey City, which ranked 102nd.

According to the study, Salt Lake City and Orlando are the two top U.S. cities in which to start a career.