Charlotte Ranked Among The Best Metros for 2020 College Grads

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For the Class of 2020, graduation season is underway. Normally, this is an exciting time for college graduates, who are free to move to a new city and begin their careers. But for the Class of 2020, the pomp has been overcome by the circumstance: graduates are participating in digital commencements, hitting the job market as unemployment spikes and many cities under some form of lockdown. This year, the goal for college grads is simple – secure a job.
Apartment List has just compiled a new report ranking the stability and resilience of local job markets. According to the report, Charlotte is now ranked as the #19 best metro in the nation for college graduates.
The report found that:
  • The average wage for recent college grads in Charlotte is $42,348, ranking #25 in the nation.
  • 74% of recent college grads in Charlotte work in an remote-friendly occupation, making it easier to find and secure a job during lockdown.
  • Recent college grads are likely to be renters. And in Charlotte, 30% are cost-burdened, spending more than one-third of their income on rent.

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