For summer jobs, Tulsa is No. 118

Tulsa ranks as No. 118 in the nation in WalletHub.com’s  “2017’s Best Places for Summer Jobs.” Oklahoma City comes in at No. 99.

WalletHub’s analysts compared the 150 largest markets in the United States across 21 key factors.

Best vs. Worst

  • Orlando, Fla., has the most part-time job openings per 1,000 civilian population aged 16 to 24 in the labor force, 127.31, which 16.2 times higher than in North Las Vegas, Nev., the city with the fewest at 7.86.
  • Scottsdale, Ariz., has the highest median income for part-time workers (adjusted for cost of living), $22,841, which is than 3.5 times higher than in New York, the city with the lowest at $6,481.
  • Sioux Falls, S.D., has the highest labor-force participation rate of the population aged 16 to 24, 74.47 percent, which is 1.9 times higher than in Irvine, Calif., the city with the lowest at 38.51 percent.
  • Madison, Wis., has the lowest unemployment rate for the population aged 16 to 24, 8.84 percent, which is 4.7 times lower than in Detroit, the city with the highest at 41.50 percent.
  • Gilbert, Ariz. has the lowest share of the population aged 16 to 24 living under the poverty line, 9.1 percent, which is 6.3 times lower than in Tallahassee, Fla., the city with the highest at 57.7 percent.

Top 20 Cities for Summer Jobs    

  1. Orlando, Florida
  2. Scottsdale, Arizona
  3. Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  4. Salt Lake City, Utah
  5. San Francisco, California
  6. Portland, Oregon
  7. Atlanta, Georgia
  8. Modesto, California
  9. Nashville, Tennessee
  10. Cincinnati, Ohio
  11. Seattle, Washington
  12. Miami, Florida
  13. Denver, Colorado
  14. Boise, Idaho
  15. Washington, D.C.
  16. Minneapolis, Minnesota
  17. Madison, Wisconsin
  18. Irvine, California
  19. Grand Rapids, Michigan
  20. Plano, Texas