With 2020 behind us, it’s time to think about fresh starts, whether that means small changes or a complete life overhaul. For many people, finding a new or better job will be a top resolution, so knowing the best cities to find a job is important in 2021. And, thankfully, Arizona is home to nine of the best cities in the United States to find a job.
The jobs market took a huge hit in 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. At one point, the unemployment rate reached a staggering 14.7%, but it has been steadily recovering. According to the most recent jobs report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the national unemployment rate is 6.7%, which still leaves plenty of Americans looking for jobs.
College graduates from the class of 2021 shouldn’t expect to see a boost in hiring compared to the class of 2020, but they also won’t experience much of a decrease either, according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers. NACE characterizes the outlook for college students as “more positive than expected,” given the circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ultimately, your luck of finding work depends largely on location. To help you with the job hunt, WalletHub compared more than 180 U.S. cities across 32 key indicators of job-market strength. They range from job opportunities to employment growth to monthly average starting salary. Arizona cities fared well among the best cities to find a job, with Scottsdale (No. 6) and Chandler (No. 13) leading the way.
20 best cities to find a job
Other Arizona cities ranked in the Top 100