Study: Charlotte ranks 18th in country to find jobs


Charlotte skyline

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The Charlotte Business Journal reported that Charlotte is the 18th-best city in the country to find a job, according to a new study by WalletHub.

In addition, the Queen City offers job seekers the country’s top average income, adjusted for the cost of living, according to the study.

WalletHub, a personal finance website, rated the nation’s 60 largest markets based on more than a dozen factors including job openings per capita, median starting salary and average annual income.

Fort Worth, Texas, tops the list.

Raleigh, at No. 11, is the only other Carolinas city on the list.

Charlotte led the 60 markets in average annual income, adjusted for the cost of living, ranking ahead of Atlanta, Austin, Houston and Colorado Springs, Colorado.

WalletHub didn’t specify income amounts for the individual cities.

“Societal mobility stands to be a major asset for job-seekers as the economy improves,” WalletHub officials said.

Hiring is expected to increase by 27 percent this year, according to the National Association for Business Economics.