Washington Ranks Sixth Best State for Recent Grads Amid Covid-19

Washington is expected to see 2.9% employment growth between 2019 and 2021, according to the report
 
 
  • Washington is expected to see 2.9% employment growth between 2019 and 2021, according to the report

Business.org ranked Washington the sixth best state for recent college graduates to start their careers amid the coronavirus pandemic. 

Washington is expected to see 2.9% employment growth between 2019 and 2021, according to a Business.org report. Business.org found that 4.3% of people in Washington ages 25 to 29 are unemployed, and unemployment decreased 6% between April and July.

The report also found that Washingtonians spend an average of 29.1% of their income on rent. 28% of jobs in the state require a bachelor's degree, Business.org found. 

The report factored in average income spent on rent, employment projections from 2019 to 2021, unemployment for people ages 25 to 29, and percentage of jobs that require a bachelor's degree. The report also looked at changes in unemployment between April and July. 

Utah topped the list, with an unemployment rate of 2.6% for people between ages 25 and 29, and an expected growth in employment of 5.5%. Mississippi came in last, with a 10.3% unemployment rate for people of the same age group, and an expected growth in employment of only 1%. 

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