Need A Job? Iowa Has Two Of The Best Cities In America To Find One
2023 might be the year you decide to make a major change to your career. Maybe you want a fresh start somewhere new or you're hoping to make some big career advancement. Maybe you just want to find a new job because you're sick of your current one. Whatever the reason may be, I have great news for you. Iowa has 2 of the best cities in America to find jobs.
It's no secret that the job market took a pretty big hit during the pandemic but in 2022, the jobs market made a solid recovery. According to Wallet Hub, the national unemployment rate is at 3.7%, which is back to pre-pandemic levels. The study also found that in the year 2023, employers are planning to hire 15% more new graduates than they did last year.
Wallet Hub compared 180 U.S. cities and found that these two cities in Iowa, are some of the best places to find employment across the country.
Cedar Rapids and Des Moines both finished in the top 50, for best U.S cities to find a job. The study used 32 different indicators to calculate job-market strength which ranged from job opportunities, employment growth, and monthly average starting salary.
Iowa might not always gain the national attention this state deserves but this is fantastic news for anyone looking to make a change, or simply get started in the workforce, in 2023.
Iowa might not be known as a big travel destination or get credit for being some vacation paradise. The winters are cold, we get a lot of snow, and we hear the term "flyover state a lot. I think it's pretty cool knowing that in 2023, Iowa could be known as the state that's looking to give people an opportunity to work.
The state of opportunity! I know, not nearly as catchy a nickname as the Hawkeye state, plus it might lack a little home state feel to it. Maybe it catches on in 2023. Iowans should take pride in knowing our state is somewhere people have the chance to earn a living.