Worst City to Start a Career Might Surprise you

The Big Apple ranked dead last out of 182 cities in “2023’s Best & Worst Places to Start a Career” report, conducted by personal finance site WalletHub.

Among the losing ranks: Gulfport, Miss., in 181st place; Newark, N.J., in 180th; and Detroit in 179th.

NYC took the 182nd place after ranking the lowest on 26 metrics across categories considering professional opportunities and quality of life. Metrics included the number of entry-level jobs available per 100,000 working-age residents, average monthly starting salary, housing affordability, average length of the work week and more.

The study also found that New York has the lowest number of entry-level jobs per 100,000 professionals aged 16 and up — 18 times lower than the city with the most availability, Orlando.