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Maryland town named among nation’s best for summer jobs

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BALTIMORE, MD—With summer approaching and a labor shortage leaving many employers looking to hire, the personal-finance website WalletHub took an in-depth look at 2023’s Best Places for Summer Jobs.

Columbia, MD came in at No. 6 on the list, while Orlando, FL topped the list at No. 1.

To help job seekers find the best summer employment opportunities, WalletHub compared more than 180 markets in the U.S. across 21 key metrics. The data set ranges from the median income of part-time workers to the availability of summer jobs to the commuter-friendliness of jobs.

Top 20 Cities for Summer Jobs
1. Orlando, FL 11. South Burlington, VT
2. Scottsdale, AZ 12. Wilmington, DE
3. Juneau, AK 13. Providence, RI
4. Warwick, RI 14. Billings, MT
5. Rapid City, SD 15. San Francisco, CA
6. Columbia, MD 16. St. Paul, MN
7. Portland, ME 17. Seattle, WA
8. Pearl City, HI 18. Denver, CO
9. Fort Lauderdale, FL 19. Las Vegas, NV
10. Minneapolis, MN 20. St. Louis, MO

Best vs. Worst

  • Orlando has the most part-time job openings per 1,000 people aged 16 to 24 in the labor force, 590.42, which is 28.4 times higher than in New York, the city with the fewest at 20.76.
  • Scottsdale, Arizona, has the highest median income for part-time workers (adjusted for cost of living), $30,334, which is than 3.4 times higher than in Burlington, Vermont, the city with the lowest at $8,894.
  • South Burlington, Vermont, has the highest labor-force participation rate of people aged 16 to 24, 86.74 percent, which is 2.2 times higher than in Irvine, California, the city with the lowest at 38.86 percent.
  • Madison, Wisconsin, has the lowest unemployment rate for people aged 16 to 24, 4.36 percent, which is 6.4 times lower than in Detroit, the city with the highest at 27.73 percent.
  • Fremont, California, has the lowest share of people aged 16 to 24 living in poverty, 6.56 percent, which is 9.1 times lower than in Burlington, Vermont, the city with the highest at 59.70 percent.

The full report is available online here.

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