WalletHub Rates the Best + Worst Cities in Texas for Finding a Job
WalletHub analyzed data for 122 cities across the Lone Star State to come up with the Best and Worst Cities in Texas for finding a job. This survey included Tyler, Longview, Lufkin, Nacogdoches, and Marshall.
So, how did we rate?
First, a little background. WalletHub is self-described as the web's best personal finance resource and several times a week they release lists of the best of and/or the worst of finance, education, or economic related studies. In this case, WalletHub set forth two major areas to analyze the data.
The 'Job Market' data which includes job opportunities, employment growth, and starting salary, to name a few. The 'Socioeconomic Environment' is also considered and includes data such as annual income, commute time, and housing costs.
Now, the rankings, which leave a bit to be desired.
No city in East or Northeast Texas made the top 55. Longview rated the best from cities in the Eastern third of Texas coming in at 56. Tyler followed at 62, Marshall ranked 78th, Nacogdoches at 82, Lufkin at 83, Paris ranked 96th, Huntsville 99th, and Texarkana came in at 113th in the survey of 122 Texas cities.
The top 5 cities that were job friendly in Texas are Southlake, Coppell, University Park, Flower Mound, and Sugarland. Brownsville ranked last followed by Copperas Cove, Texas City, El Paso, and Killeen.