Wilmington in middle of the pack when it comes to job opportunities

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Source: WalletHub

The Wilmington area ended up in the middle of the pack as a place to fine a job.

The 78th place ranking of 182 cities came from financial information service WalletHub.

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The Wilmington area’s job market ranked 83rd, while it socio economic rating stood at 70.

WalletHub compared more than 180 U.S. cities across 26 key indicators of job market strength. Factors range from job opportunities to employment growth to monthly average starting salary.

The Wilmington area has struggled with the loss of corporate management and research and development positions.

However, other areas, such as financial services and health care, have remained steady.

Other findings from the survey:

– San Jose, California has the highest monthly average starting salary (adjusted by cost of living), $5,441, whichis 3.1 times higher than in Brownsville, Texas, the city with the lowest at $1,778.
– South Burlington, Vermont,the city with the lowest unemployment rate, 2.1 percent, which is 5.2 times lower than in Detroit, the city with the highestat 10.9 percent.
– Plano, Texas, the city with the fewest number of part-time employees for every 100 full-time employees, 37.63, which is 3.6 times fewer than in Burlington, Vermont, the city with the mostat 134.34.
– South Burlington, Vermont is the city with the lowest share of workers living in poverty, 1.90 percent, which is 10.1 times lower than in Tallahassee, Florida, the city with the highestat 19.28 percent.

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