We’re on a mission at Zippia to criss-cross the country looking for the best and worst places for jobs.
These cities did not have the grit needed to make it to the big leagues and get that big promotion we all hope to get.
After looking at the data for the 100 biggest cities in Massachusetts, the ten worst cities to find a job in the Bay State are:
Read on to see how we did it.
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After getting the data for every place in Massachusetts, we ultimately decided to limit our analysis to the biggest places with over 5,000 people.
That left us with 100 cities.
We then ranked each place across a number of criteria from one to 100, with 1 being the worst in any given category.
Finally, we took the average rank across all criteria, with the place posting the lowest overall score gaining the title “Worst City In Massachusetts To Find A Job”.
The criteria we looked at were:
Population: 76,331Recent Job Growth: 0.94%
Future Job Growth: 30.00%
Population: 153,278Recent Job Growth: 0.85%
Future Job Growth: 32.80%
Population: 89,049Recent Job Growth: 0.95%
Future Job Growth: 30.80%
Population: 39,996Recent Job Growth: 0.85%
Future Job Growth: 33.20%
Population: 40,314Recent Job Growth: 0.79%
Future Job Growth: 32.90%
Population: 44,542Recent Job Growth: -0.83%
Future Job Growth: 31.80%
Population: 181,473Recent Job Growth: 0.75%
Future Job Growth: 34.70%
Population: 20,250Recent Job Growth: 0.79%
Future Job Growth: 34.40%
Population: 40,879Recent Job Growth: 0.79%
Future Job Growth: 34.00%
Population: 55,326Recent Job Growth: 0.85%
Future Job Growth: 34.80%
After crunching all the numbers, Lawrence took the “top” spot as the worst city in Massachusetts for a job.
So while the economy continues to improve and jobs become available across the state of Massachusetts, these cities lag behind.
Hopefully they can catch up before they miss their next bonus.
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