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Detroit ranked one of the worst cities for jobs in 2019, study says

Posted: 7:22 AM, Jan 03, 2019
Updated: 2019-01-03 07:22:34-05
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(WXYZ) — Detroit is ranked one of the worst cities in the country for jobs in 2019, according to a new study from WalletHub .

According to the study, Detroit ranks 173rd out of 182 cities that were analyzed by WalletHub, which judged the cities across 30 key indicators of job-market strength. Those range from job opportunities to employment growth and monthly average starting salary.

The Motor City ranked 161st in job market rank and 180th in socio-economic rank. In other areas, Detroit came in dead last for fewest job opportunities and highest unemployment rank.

Cities below Detroit include: North Las Vegas, Fresno, Calif., Stockton, Calif., Brownsville, Texas, Shreveport, La., Toledo, Ohio, Newark, N.J., Las Cruces, New Mexico and Fayetteville, N.C.

The city ranked the best city for jobs was Scottsdale, Ariz., followed by Columbia, Maryland, Orlando, San Francisco and Colorado Springs.

The other Michigan city was Grand Rapids at No. 52.