Sorry, it’s not Tampa. Although Tampa did fairly well on a ranking of the best job markets in America for 2023. But if you want to find the best job market in the U.S., you have to jump on I-4 and head east.
Wallet Hub did an analysis on things like the obvious – job opportunities, room for growth within a job, salary rates, job satisfaction and overall market outlook. But they also factored in things you might not have thought about like home affordability and if there is a risk your job could become automated and obsolete, or how difficult it is to commute to work. Spoiler: Miami – you didn’t do well there.
Orlando came out on top overall after weighing all those factors. But other Florida cities had their own strengths too. Tallahassee ranked 2nd in the nation for shortest commute time. (You know Orlando wasn’t going to win that one.) Pembroke Pines scored well in employment growth opportunities.
So what about Tampa? We came in overall at #16 in terms of the best place to find a job in America. [Source: Wallet Hub]