North Carolina Ranked 9th Worst State in America for Jobs


The Tar Heel state has just been ranked as one of the worst job states in America.

Today WalletHub released their report on the Best & Worst States for Jobs in 2018 and North Carolina came in at #42, just behind New Mexico (#43), Alaska (#44), and Alabama (#45).

Source: WalletHub

The financial analyst website compared all 50 states across 29 key indicators of job-market strength, opportunity and economic vitality. The dataset ranges from employment growth to median annual income to average commute time.

Here is how North Carolina stacked up in the most significant categories (1=Best; 25=Avg.)

  • 27th – Job Opportunities
  • 31st – Unemployment Rate
  • 32nd – Median Annual Income (Adjusted for Cost of Living)
  • 32nd – Avg. Length of Work Week (in Hours)
  • 24th – Avg. Commute Time (in Minutes)
  • 25th – Job Satisfaction

You can check out the full report here on