Philly employers falling down on the job, study finds

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A new study holds bad news for Philadelphia job seekers. 

The survey by the website wallethub.com has found that Philadelphia is the 25th worst city in the country to find a job.  The city ranked poorly because of high unemployment and few job postings, said Jill Gonzalez of wallethub.

“We looked at the number of job openings and compared that to the number of unemployed people, it ranked 117th in that metric alone so not really off to a good start there,” she said.  “Unemployment rate is still at almost twice below the national average at just below 8 percent. And for those who are employed, 10 percent of them are still living below the poverty line.”

If you are looking for a good place to find a job, you have to head west to Salt Lake City or Plano, Texas, she said.

Philadelphia was fifth when it comes to commuting costs, with drivers spending about $8,000 a year getting to and from work.

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