This Georgia city was ranked one of the worst places to find a job in 2018

12:58 p.m Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018 AJC Homepage

Is launching a fresh career one of your New Year’s resolutions? If so, your location can either help or hinder you, according to WalletHub

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The personal finance site recently released its annual “Best Places to Find a Job” report, which rounds up the best U.S. cities for job seekers. 

To do so, researchers compared 182 American cities using 26 key indicators, including highest employment growth, most job opportunities and lowest unemployment rate. Those metrics were then categorized into two major sections: job market and socioeconomic.

Overall, Georgia metro areas were among the worst places in the country to snag a job.

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Columbus fell to the bottom of the pack, coming in at No. 179. It was No. 179 for job market and No. 166 for socioeconomics. Augusta also ranked low. It was No. 141 for job market and No. 180 for socioeconomics.

But not all hope is lost for Georgians. Prospects in Atlanta are better, with The Peach City making the top 30 at No. 28. Chandler and Scottsdale, both in Arizona, took first and second place, respectively. 

Want to know how other locations fared? Take a look at the map of findings below. 

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