Fort Wayne is 15th-best city to find a job: survey

January 6th, 2017

By Kevin Leininger | News-Sentinel

Need a job? Fort Wayne is the 15th-best city in America to find one, according to a new survey.

WalletHub, a web site that offers free credit scores and reports, that are updated on a daily basis, included 150 cities in its report, with Fort Wayne coming in just behind Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and ahead of Minneapolis, Minn. Scottsdale, Ariz., finished first and Detroit 150th.

Cities were evaluated on two key issues: job market and socioeconomic environment. Cities could score up to 80 points on factors related to the job market, including job opportunities, employment growth, monthly median starting salary, unemployment rate, industry variety, job satisfaction, workers in poverty, access to internships and disability-friendly employers. Socioeconomic factors were worth up to 20 points and included working and commuting time, employee benefits, workplace accessibility, housing affordability, transportation costs and safety.

Fort Wayne earned a total of 60.15 points, ranking eighth in job market and 73rd in socioeconomic factors.

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