NEW YORK, NY - With employers expecting to hire 5 percent more graduates from the Class of 2017 than in the previous year, the personal-finance website WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of 2017’s Best & Worst States for Jobs.

To ease the process of finding employment for job seekers, WalletHub’s analysts compared the 50 states across 24 key indicators of job-market strength, opportunity and economic vitality. The data set ranges from employment growth to median annual income to average commute time.

Finding a Job in New Jersey (1=Best; 25=Avg.)

4th – Monthly Average Starting Salary
32nd – Unemployment Rate
7th – Median Annual Income (Adjusted for Cost of Living)
26th – Avg. Length of Work Week (in Hours)
11th – Share of Part-Time Employees
23rd – Employee Benefits (Share of Employees with Private Health Insurance)

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