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West is best: Top cities for job seekers in 2020

San Diego's unemployment rate is the lowest this century
Posted at 3:51 PM, Jan 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-03 18:56:12-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - Job seekers looking for a new position in the new year should consider staying in the western U.S., according to data in a WalletHub report.

The company rated cities nationwide on 31 key indicators of a strong job market, including opportunities, employment growth, and starting salaries.

Overall, California’s unemployment rate maintained a record low of 3.9 percent last November, according to the state Employment Development Department. California has seen record job expansion since Feb. 2010, with 3,414,700 jobs added in almost ten years.

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San Diego ranked 29th nationwide in the study of job opportunities, with Oceanside at 74 and Chula Vista at 79.

The top cities in the report were Scottsdale, Ariz., South Burlington, Vt., San Francisco, Austin, Tex., and Fremont, Calif.

Wallet Hub also ranked the worst cities for jobs with Detroit, Mich., Fayetteville, N.C., Newark, N.J., Stockton, Calif., and Brownsville, Tex. in the bottom five.

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See a full list of city rankings for job seekers here.

If you're looking for a job, the California EDD has resources including training and job fairs on its website. The San Diego Workforce Partnership also has assistance for job hunters.