THESE CITIES SUCK: If You Want To Succeed Don’t Move Here (PLEASE NOTE: Texas Rocks)

Published on May 12, 2015

If you’re looking to a place to move if you want to start a new career, you should probably consider going to one of these. (I hope you like Texas.)

The struggles endured in recent years by America’s young people pale in comparison to those suffered by their peers in Spain and Greece, where youth unemployment in excess of 50 percent has spawned great social unrest. Still, finding a job in the U.S. — let alone laying the foundation for a long and prosperous career — is far from simple.

So, in order to help recent college graduates find the best cradles for their burgeoning careers, WalletHub analyzed the 150 largest U.S. cities. We used 19 key metrics to determine the relative strength of their job markets as well as the attractiveness of their social scenes and other factors important to job market entrants. A complete breakdown of our findings, a detailed methodology and expert financial management tips for young people can be found below.

You can use this interactive map to see the rankings for different cities:

Source: WalletHub

Here are the top ten cities:


And here are the worst ones at the bottom of the list: