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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

If You're Looking for a Job in San Francisco, You Might Not Be Totally Screwed

Posted By on Tue, Mar 4, 2014 at 7:00 AM

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All you thirty-something year olds out there no longer have a good excuse to mooch off mom and dad. According to a new study released this week, there are jobs in San Francisco -- and plenty of them.

Wallethub.com, a website aimed to help you make better financial decisions, released this timely study which concluded San Francisco was ranked the 16th best place to land a job among the 60 largest cities. We fell behind Austin, San Jose, Washington, D.C., and Seattle, the study says.

The study's authors considered a slew of factors, including commute times, job openings, median salaries, and unemployment rate among the 60 largest cities to determine where the strongest marketplaces are present day.

While our jobs might not pay us enough to live and work in San Francisco, there are at least jobs to be had. In fact, San Francisco had the the second fastest-falling unemployment rate among all 60 cities, the study concluded.

Other highlights from San Francisco:

  • 83 percent of local employees have private insurance

  • 35 percent of workers are living under the poverty line

  • There were 5,275 job openings per 100,000 inhabitants last year

  • Annual job growth rate was -1.17 percent (adjusted to annual population growth rate in 2012-2013)

More fun facts:

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To get you started, we went ahead and did a quick job search for you on Craigslist. Alas, there's a bevy of jobs waiting to be claimed: baristas, paralegals, cooks, computer geeks, retail managers, tutors, nightclub security, and even a wax figure maintenance worker if you are into caring for weird statues.

So get those resumes updated.


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Erin Sherbert

Erin Sherbert

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Erin Sherbert has been Online News Editor for SF Weekly since 2010. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.

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