So....Where Are The Jobs?

Hot Jobs Map

eBay Classifieds has created a cool hot jobs map of America that shows which states in the U.S. are the best to find employment. Reports show that 190,000 new jobs were created in February, and eBay Classifieds show where they are. eBay Classifieds looked at personal income per capita, unemployment rates, and crime rates in each state to determine which states have the most buoyant economies in this still difficult economic climate. Then they researched the largest and fastest-growing occupations in each state to come up with their map. Here’s some of what they found:

New Hampshire: New Hampshire has the lowest crime rates in the country, the 4th lowest unemployment rates, and the 9th highest personal income per capita, making it the most economically buoyant state in the country.

New York: New York City’s median salary, $64,535, is lower than 10 other states’ highest median salaries.

Connecticut: Connecticut has the highest personal income per capita in the country, at $56,556.

Maryland: Fans of The Wire will be unsurprised to learn that although parts of Maryland are very wealthy, the state has the 7th highest crime rates in the country.

Rhode Island: Rhode Island has the 15th highest personal income per capita figures, as well as 18th lowest crime rates, but its high unemployment figures (46th) keep it in the middle of the pack.

California: Sunnyvale has the highest median salary of all the states’ highest paying cities, but California’s high unemployment rates (12.9%, or 3.1% higher than the national average) means it’s not as economically buoyant overall as other states.

South Carolina: South Carolina has the fifth highest unemployment rates, the third highest crime rates, and the fourth lowest per capita income. Still, its city with the highest median income, Aiken, has a higher median income than 18 other states’.

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