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3 Ohio cities among best for finding summer jobs

OHIO — While summer may mean a time for relaxing, it’s also a time for younger people to find some work outside of school to make a little bit of extra cash on the side. 

A recent report from the finance website WalletHub ranked the best 100 cities in America to find a summer job, and three Ohio cities made the list. 


What You Need To Know

  • WalletHub compared 182 cities with two key dimensions: youth job market, and social environment and affordability
  • Factors included the availability of summer jobs and internships, access to public transportation, rental price as a share of median income and the unemployment rate of people ages 16 to 24
  • Cincinnati got the highest ranking of the Ohio cities, coming in 28th place

WalletHub compared 182 cities with two key dimensions: youth job market, and social environment and affordability. This included the availability of summer jobs and internships, access to public transportation, rental price as a share of median income and the unemployment rate of people ages 16 to 24. 

The 182 cities also included the 150 most populated cities, as well as at least two of the most populated cities in each state.

Cincinnati got the highest ranking of the Ohio cities, coming in 28th place. Cleveland was placed at No. 62 and Akron at No. 77. 

Some other Ohio cities made the ranking, just outside of the 100 top spots. Toledo came next at No. 105, with Columbus following at No. 112. 

As for the best jobs markets for young people in the whole country, here were the top five:

  1. Columbia, Maryland
  2. Scottsdale, Arizona
  3. Portland, Maine
  4. Orlando, Florida
  5. South Burlington, Vermont

As for the worst cities for summer jobs, they are:

  1. Laredo, Texas
  2. Memphis, Tennessee
  3. Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  4. Moreno Valley, California
  5. Jackson, Mississippi

For more information on the study, click here.

Anna Harden

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