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.
Here are the top 50 metros in America:
|San Jose, CA||1||1.97|
|San Francisco, CA||2||1.66|
|New York, NY||12||0.50|
|Kansas City, MO||15||0.27|
|Salt Lake City, UT||22||0.11|
|St. Louis, MO||29||-0.01|
|San Diego, CA||35||-0.28|
|Oklahoma City, OK||37||-0.36|
|Virginia Beach, VA||40||-0.49|
|Los Angeles, CA||42||-0.64|
|San Antonio, TX||43||-0.70|
|New Orleans, LA||48||-1.08|
|Las Vegas, NV||50||-1.89|