Delaware is the the ninth best state for jobs, according to the 2021 Best & Worst States for Jobs, released Wednesday by WalleHub, a personal-finance website.
WalletHub compared the 50 states across 35 key indicators of job-market strength, opportunity and economic vitality. Delaware’s rank (1 being best and 25 being average):
• Fourth in employment.
• 14th in median annual income (adjusted for cost of living).
• 16th in average length of work week (in hours).
• 24th in job opportunities.
• 28th in monthly average starting salary.
Betsy Price is a Wilmington freelance writer who has 40 years of experience, including 15 at The News Journal in Delaware.
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