The personal-finance website WalletHub released its report on 2019’s Best & Worst States for Jobs as well as an accompanying video.

To ease the process of finding employment for job seekers, WalletHub compared the 50 states across 33 key indicators of job-market strength, opportunity and economic vitality. The data set ranges from employment growth to median annual income to average commute time.

Source: WalletHub

Best vs. Worst

  • Texas has the highest monthly average starting salary, $3,331, which is 1.6 times higher than in Vermont, the lowest at $2,095.
  • Hawaii has the lowest unemployment rate, 2.40 percent, which is 2.8 times lower than in Alaska, the highest at 6.60 percent.
  • Nebraska has the fewest part-time employees per 100 full-time employees, 41.65, which is 1.6 times fewer than in Alaska, the most at 66.11.
  • New Hampshire has the lowest share of workers living in poverty, 3.92 percent, which is 2.7 times lower than in New Mexico, the highest at 10.70 percent.

Best States for Jobs

1. Massachusetts

2. Washington

3. Colorado

4. Vermont

5. New Hampshire

6. Minnesota

7. Delaware

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8. New Jersey

9. California

10. Rhode Island

Worst States for Jobs

41. Montana

42. North Carolina

43. Pennsylvania

44. Arkansas

45. Alabama

46. Alaska

47. Louisiana

48. Kentucky

49. Mississippi

50. West Virginia

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