Arizona is Hot on the List for Top States & Summer Jobs
With summer just around the corner, a surge of young job seekers is anticipated, and a recent WalletHub report unveils the ultimate destinations where they can secure their ideal summer employment.
In order to find the best cities for summer jobs, WalletHub compared a whopping 182 cities across two key dimensions: "Youth Job Market" and "Social Environment & Affordability." They focused on the main city area and excluded surrounding metro areas to keep things fair.
To evaluate these they used a total of 21 different metrics, each with its own weight. Basically, they looked at things like job opportunities and how affordable it is to live in each city. They graded each metric on a scale of 100, where 100 meant the most favorable conditions for summer job seekers.
Turns out Arizona made some serious waves. Lots of summer job opportunities over there. The state boasts numerous world-class golf courses and luxurious resort destinations, which could have something to do with it.
Guess who takes the crown? Orlando, Florida snags the top spot on the list, leaving other cities in the dust. And right behind them, we've got Scottsdale, (key word: Arizona), and even Juneau, Alaska making some noise. Who knew Alaska had some summer job game...
Warwick, Rhode Island, fourth overall, comes in first for Youth Job Market, while San Francisco is number one for Social Environment and Affordability.
Check out the full list below - and good luck to those seeking summer jobs in Jackson, Mississippi... which came in dead last.
- Orlando, Florida
- Scottsdale, Arizona
- Juneau, Alaska
- Warwick, Rhode Island
- Rapid City, South Dakota
- Columbia, Maryland
- Portland, Maine
- Pearl City, Hawaii
- Fort Lauderdale, Florida
- Minneapolis, Minnesota