Arizona has multiple places ranked as one of the best American cities to find a job

Four of the five best American cities to find a job in 2018 are right here in Arizona, according to a recent report from WalletHub.

Counting down the Top four are Gilbert, which placed fifth overall, followed by Peoria in fourth, the ever so popular Scottsdale in second, ahh bet you thought it was first, nope that honor actually went to Chandler!

San Francisco was the only non-Arizona city to finish in the top five, coming in third.

WalletHub compared more than 180 cities across 26 key metrics from job opportunities to employment growth to monthly average starting salary in order to determine the strongest local job markets in the United States.

They also included other factors such as family friendliness, the dating scene, and nightlife.

So what were some of the worst job markets? Shreveport, Louisiana, Detroit, Michigan and Newark, New Jersey were among them.

Back to Arizona where Chandler, Peoria and Gilbert finished in the top three for cities with the highest employment growth. Gilbert and Scottsdale also finished in the top five for highest median annual income.

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Jeff Kode

Jeff Kode has previously written articles for The Arizona Republic ALT section, as well as other publications including Echo Magazine and IONAZ Magazine. He is an enthusiastic movie lover, and enjoys discovering new music. He was previously on air middays with his own show The Sugar Rush, and can now be heard 6-9am on The Morning Beat with Steve and Jeff at 88.7 The Pulse.