​Report: Libertyville Ranked as Best Illinois City for Jobs

LIBERTYVILLE, IL - Libertyville has been ranked the best city in Illinois for jobs in a report recently released by personal-finance website WalletHub.

WalletHub’s analysts compared 162 cities across 16 key metrics of job-market health, ranging from employment growth to median monthly starting salary to unemployment rate in order to come up with its 2016's Best & Worst Illinois Cities for Jobs.

Here is a look at the best, and the worst, Illinois cities for jobs:

Best Illinois Cities for Jobs

  1. Libertyville
  2. Grayslake
  3. Frankfort
  4. Northbrook
  5. Vernon Hills
  6. Schaumburg
  7. Deerfield
  8. South Elgin
  9. Lemont
  10. Downers Grove

Worst Illinois Cities for Jobs

  • 153: Maywood
  • 154: Granite City
  • 155: Park Forest
  • 156: Chicago Heights
  • 157: Carbondale
  • 158: Kankakee
  • 159: Dolton
  • 160: Calumet City
  • 161: East St. Louis
  • 162: Harvey

Waukegan, North Chicago and Zion have the highest monthly median starting salary, which is adjusted by cost of living, at $3,440.40. This amount is three times higher than in Hinsdale, the city with the lowest, at $1,697, according to WalletHub. 

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