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Starting a career in Rochester is challenging, report shows

Rochester ranks among the bottom half of cities nationwide for starting a career, a new report from WalletHub shows.

Although Rochester ranked near the top third for its quality of life, its professional opportunities rank of 110th dropped the region to an overall rank of 99th.

WalletHub used data from the U.S. Census Bureau, the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Department of Housing and Urban Development to determine which cities were the best and which cities were the worst to start a career.

Salt Lake City, Utah, is the best city to start a career, the report contends, while Newark, N.J., is the worst.

WalletHub analyzed 23 key metrics that ranged from the availability of entry-level jobs to monthly average starting salary to workforce diversity when determining which of the nation’s 150 largest cities were the best to start a career.

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