Allen was recently ranked as #11 as Best City to find a job. Allen also ranked #15 in the list of Fastest Growing Economies.
It’s clear from its impressive record that Texas knows how to gracefully bounce back from a recession. By GDP, its economy has grown to become the second largest in the U.S., is comparable in size to Canada’s and would rank No. 12 in the world if Texas were a nation of its own. So for those on the job hunt, Texas is actually one of the hottest markets to start exploring.
As in any other state, however, the wealth of jobs isn’t evenly distributed across Texas. WalletHub’s analysts therefore compared 122 cities in the state to find its most promising employment hubs. They examined each city across a total of 16 metrics, ranging from the number of job opportunities to median annual income to housing and transportation costs. The results, a detailed methodology and expert commentary can be found below.
|Overall Rank||City||Overall Score||‘Job Market’ Rank||‘Socioeconomic Environment’ Rank|
|3||University Park, TX||63.82||37||1|
|4||Flower Mound, TX||63.17||7||21|
|5||Sugar Land, TX||63.03||13||8|
|9||Lake Jackson, TX||61.56||15||13|
Below are the rankings (finding a Job in Allen (1=Best; 61=Avg.)
· 18th – Monthly Median Starting Salary
· 1st – Unemployment Rate for People with Bachelor’s Degree or Higher
· 30th – Full Time Employment
· 21st – Persons in the Workforce with Disabilities
· 9th – Median Annual Income
· 14th – Benefits (percentage of employees with private health insurance)
· 7th – Housing Costs
· 9th – Safety (Crime Rate)
WalletHub Web link: 2015’s Best & Worst Texas Cities for Finding a Job
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