West Virginia has been named the worst state in the country for jobs, according to a recent study by personal finance website Wallet Hub. The report looked at job market strength, opportunity, and economic vitality, with data ranging from employment growth to median income to average commute time.
Here are 2019’s Worst States for Jobs, according to WalletHub:
- West Virginia
- North Carolina
Here are 2019’s Best States for Jobs, according to WalletHub:
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- Rhode Island
WalletHub provided some of the criteria used and how West Virginia ranked among other states in the nation:
|Criteria||West Virginia’s Rank|
|Median Annual Income (Adjusted for Cost of Living)||48|
|Average Commute Time||34|
|Average Length of Work Week (in Hours)||28|
|Monthly Average Starting Salary||15|
Learn more about the study and its methodology here.