NYC Is the Second Worst City in US to Find a Job, Says Report

March 3, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

If you can make it here, you can make it anywhere. That is, if you can make it here.

New York City ranked second to last on a list of the 60 largest cities in the United States when it comes to finding a job, according to a report from, a personal finance social network.

The city’s dismal employment outlook is due in part to the low number of jobs available per resident and the extremely high cost of living.

New Yorkers are also working longer hours on average than people in any of the other large cities, the report found.

Five of the top 10 cities in the rankings are in Texas, including Forth Worth (1st), Arlington, Dallas, and Austin.

New York City was near the bottom of almost every ranking:

– 60th in length of average workday
– 58th in real estate affordability
– 57th in average annual income, adjusted for cost of living
– 52nd in job openings per capita

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