If you’ve resolved to find a better job in 2018, economists say the outlook is promising. With the national unemployment rate at a 17-year low of 4.1 percent, hiring is up, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ most recent jobs report says.
The prospects are especially good for college graduates. Employers plan to hire 4 percent more college graduates from this year’s class of 2018, according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers.
There is also good news for those seeking jobs in Atlanta. The city ranked No. 28 among 182 U.S. cities for “2018’s Best Places to Find a Job,” according to a report released today by WalletHub, a personal finance website.
Atlanta had an overall weighted score of 58.78 compared to the top city for jobs, Chandler, AZ, which scored 67.66.Shreveport, LA came in last with an overall weighted score of 37.49.
To determine the strongest local job markets across the country, WalletHub compared the cities across 26 key metrics, using data for job opportunities, employment growth and monthly average starting salaries, assigning weighted points to the categories.