Iowa has been named the top state in the nation for job opportunities.

posted in Economic Development on March 13, 2019

Just graduated from college and looking for a state to start your career? Or currently working in a job that is unfulfilling and want to jumpstart something new? There are many jobs available, but maybe not in your state.

This time, Zippia is looking at the top 10 best states for jobs so you can know where to start your search.

You may think that the best place for jobs is in the larger states, like New York, California, or Texas, but that isn't necessarily true. In large states, there are many jobs, but there is also a lot of job competition.

And while a job is great, a job that makes a lot of money compared to the cost of living is even better.

So where can you find jobs easily and make a good income?

Here's a quick glance at our top 10 best states for jobs that will give you that amazing job whose salary gives you a massive bang for your buck:

  1. Iowa
  2. Minnesota
  3. Virginia
  4. Nebraska
  5. Oklahoma
  6. South Dakota
  7. Missouri
  8. New Hampshire
  9. North Carolina
  10. Georgia

Did you do a double-take on our #1 best state for jobs? Yup, you read it correctly: Iowa.

The top 10 states for jobs may not be the ones most people think when they think of jobs and money, like Iowa, Minnesota, and Virginia. However, low unemployment, mixed with lower costs of living and steady wage increases creates a powerful boost for any state.

Click here to learn more about how the numbers were crunched and why the top 10 are the best states for jobs in America.

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