Good news NC! North Carolina has one of the best cities to find work.
The Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia metropolitan area, which also includes part of South Carolina, ranks No. 7 on a list of U.S. regions where conditions are most suitable for job hunters, according to the website MoneyGeek.
The metro earned a top 10 spot in the national rankings after MoneyGeek apparently studied 52 places that have at least 500,000 people or more in the workforce.
It used a formula that included info from the federal government and the website Zillow. They determined the growth trends and costs of living in each city. The website said it also examined overall competition for jobs, which is the amount of “unemployment numbers and the size of the workforce.”
Of all metros nationwide, Charlotte’s metro was one of the best in the nation for job and wage growth apparently. But the region was closer to the middle of the pack for affordable housing and job competition, earning top 20 scores in those categories.