Where Charlotte ranks among best, worst places for starting a career

Where Charlotte ranks among best, worst places for starting a career

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Graduation season is upon us, and for most graduates that means one of two things come to mind: more school or a new job.

For those living in Charlotte who are in the “find a job” camp, you’re in a place that ranks in the top half in the nation to embark on your professional journey.

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The Queen City ranked No. 34 on WalletHub’s list of Best Cities to Start a Career. The study compared more than 180 U.S. cities based on 29 key indicators of career-friendliness, including projected population growth, housing affordability, annual job growth rate and workforce diversity.

Both Raleigh and Durham ranked ahead of Charlotte on the list, at No. 8 and No. 17, respectively.

Read more here on how the Queen City stacked up on a few of the key metrics.