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Pennsylvania ranked among 10 worst states for job seekers

Deb Erdley
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Pittsburgh may well be among the nation’s top cities for new college grads.

A study last month by personal finance tech site SmartAsset put the city among the top 10 in the nation for grads looking to market their new degrees.

But another study released Thursday — by WalletHub, a personal credit tech site — suggests Pittsburgh’s good standing has yet to reach much beyond the city limits.

The new study ranked Pennsylvania 43rd in the nation for job seekers. The study compared the 50 states across 33 indicators including employment growth, unemployment rate, median income and average commute time.

Although government labor market statistics for March put the Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate at 3.9%, the lowest on record — other factors apparently dragged it down.

The study considered such factors as commute time, average monthly salary, most job opportunities and job satisfaction.

WalletHub said states at the top of the heap for job seekers included Massachusetts, Washington, Colorado, Vermont and New Hampshire.

West Virginia ranked last.

Deb Erdley is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Deb at 724-850-1209, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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