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With employers expecting to hire 4 percent more graduates from the Class of 2018 than in previous years, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its reports on 2018’s Best and Worst States for Jobs.

The 50 states were compared across 29 key indicators of job-market strength, opportunity, and economic vitality. Data sets ranged from employment growth to median annual income.

New Mexico was ranked the eighth-worst state in the union for jobs, based on the following findings:

• 49th in job opportunities
• 49th in unemployment rate
• 39th in median annual income (adjusted for cost of living)
• 31st in monthly average starting salary
• 24th in job satisfaction
• 22nd in employment growth

West Virginia was rated the nation’s worst state for jobs, while Washington, Colorado, Minnesota, Utah and New Hampshire took the top five on the “best” list.

To view the full report, visit wallethub.com/edu/best-states-for-jobs/35641.

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