New Report Ranks These Tennessee Cities As Some Of The Best For Jobs

By Sarah Tate

January 6, 2022

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Anyone who has ever found themselves in search of a job knows how difficult the experience can be. From a tough market and lack of jobs to extended closures due to the pandemic, finding a job can sometimes feel impossible. Depending on where you live, you may have a better shot at landing a new opportunity.

WalletHub compared more than 180 cities across the country to determine which are the best places for jobs, and several in Tennessee made the cut. According to a report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the national unemployment rate has improved significantly from a high of 14.7% in 2020 to 4.2% in 2021.

Here are the best places in Tennessee to find a job:

  • No. 54: Knoxville
  • No. 71: Nashville
  • No. 81: Chattanooga
  • No. 171: Memphis

While Nashville comes in third overall for the highest employment growth, it is not considered the best place to find a job in Tennessee. With high and average scores in the job market and socio-economic categories, respectively, that distinction goes to Knoxville.

These are the Top 10 cities in the country determined to be the best places to find a job:

  1. Columbia, Maryland
  2. Salt Lake City, Utah
  3. San Fransisco, California
  4. Portland, Maine
  5. Austin, Texas
  6. Orlando, Florida
  7. Seattle, Washington
  8. Scottsdale, Arizona
  9. San Jose, California
  10. Nashua, New Hampshire

To determine the list, WalletHub compared 182 cities across two factors: job market and socio-economics. These factors were then evaluated using 31 relevant metrics, including: job opportunities, employment growth, unemployment rate, industry variety, job security, job satisfaction, access to employee benefits, median annual income, average work and commute time, transit score, housing affordability, safety, dating-friendliness and many more.

Check out the full report here.

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