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 Pennsylvania, the ten worst cities to find a job in the Keystone State are:
Read on to see how we did it.
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After getting the data for every place in Pennsylvania, 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 Pennsylvania To Find A Job”.
The criteria we looked at were:
Population: 25,166Recent Job Growth: -0.05%
Future Job Growth: 29.10%
Population: 87,926Recent Job Growth: 0.70%
Future Job Growth: 33.60%
Population: 76,021Recent Job Growth: -0.05%
Future Job Growth: 33.20%
Population: 117,942Recent Job Growth: 0.69%
Future Job Growth: 34.10%
Population: 34,127Recent Job Growth: 1.44%
Future Job Growth: 34.00%
Population: 20,976Recent Job Growth: 1.01%
Future Job Growth: 35.10%
Population: 26,885Recent Job Growth: 0.69%
Future Job Growth: 35.00%
Population: 75,016Recent Job Growth: 0.69%
Future Job Growth: 35.10%
Population: 23,290Recent Job Growth: 1.34%
Future Job Growth: 36.00%
Population: 46,434Recent Job Growth: 0.62%
Future Job Growth: 35.90%
After crunching all the numbers, Hazleton took the “top” spot as the worst city in Pennsylvania for a job.
So while the economy continues to improve and jobs become available across the state of Pennsylvania, these cities lag behind.
Hopefully they can catch up before they miss their next bonus.
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