In The News

January 18, 2023

This South Carolina city named 2nd best for job opportunities by WalletHub

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Searching for jobs can be a tough process even in the best of times. But South Carolina’s capital city apparently has quite a few opportunities available – enough to receive a national ranking.

According to the personal finance website WalletHub, Columbia, South Carolina ranks second for job opportunities in the United States, ranking behind only St. Louis, Missouri, and ahead of Atlanta.

It’s a positive mark for the city and just one aspect of WalletHub’s best cities for jobs in 2023. Others include employment growth, monthly average starting salary, unemployment rate, median annual income, average work and commute time, and availability of affordable housing.

Columbia was in neither the top nor the bottom five of the other categories, which included roughly 180 cities across the United States. It earned a respectable 82nd with all categories figured in. Columbia came in 68th in job market-related categories but a less impressive 134th among the socio-economic factors for an overall 52.86 score.

[read more | sources: News19 WLTX, WalletHub]

Columbia, jobs