The city of dreams could be the place of nightmares for new college graduates who want to start their careers off on the right foot.
At least that’s what a recent analysis by WalletHub titled “2023’s Best & Worst Places to Start a Career” discovered.
Out of 182 cities studied, New York City came in the bottom place when market strength and livability were evaluated. According to the report, the Big Apple ranked last for both the number of entry-level employment offers and affordable housing per 100,000 people of working age.
The City just slightly improved its professional opportunities ranking, coming in at 181. Last but not least, out of 182 cities, NYC’s quality of life ranked 174th.
“We examined each city based on 26 key metrics that range from the availability of entry-level jobs to monthly average starting salary to housing affordability,” the study states. The ideal place to start the career was considered to be Atlanta, Georgia, followed by Orlando, Florida and Salt Lake City, Utah.