eBay Classifieds, a forum where people can post job listings and sell their wares, has published a map depicting the biggest pockets of employment growth in the U.S. by state.
eBay looked at personal income per capita, unemployment rates, and crime rates in each state to determine which states have posted the most job growth.
The company then researched the largest occupations and the fastest growing occupations in each state and found which cities had the largest median salary in each to determine which industries were the best for finding a job.
– 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
– 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, CA, 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.