Salt Lake City ranked best place to start a career

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (News4Utah) – Salt Lake City came out on top of a list of potential cities for recent graduates.

Salt Lake City was named 2018’s Best Place to Start a Career, according to the personal finance website WalletHub.

The company ranked the cities across two major categories of “professional opportunities” and “quality of life.” More specific factors included job-market saturation, housing affordability and commuter-friendliness when creating the list of more than 180 U.S. cities.

Best Cities to Start a Career

Source: WalletHub

Other Stats

  • 24th – Projected Population Growth (2046 vs. 2016)
  • 60th – Monthly Avg. Starting Salary (Adjusted for Cost of Living)
  • 4th – Entry-Level Jobs per 100,000 Working-Age Population
  • 17th – Annual Job Growth Rate (Adjusted for Population Growth)
  • 1st – Unemployment Rate
  • 25th – % of Adults Aged 25 & Older with at Least a Bachelor’s Degree

Ultimately, Salt Lake City was crowned number one because it boasts a high number of entry-level jobs and offers a favorable quality of life.

For the entire list and more detailed information about how they were scored, visit WalletHub.

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