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Study: York County one of top 10 best places for job seekers in SC

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NerdWallet, a consumer advocacy website, recently conducted a study to find the best places for job seekers in South Carolina – and York County is in the top 10.

NerdWallet evaluated the state's counties using the following criteria:

  • Median household income
  • Monthly homeowner costs
  • Population growth of those ages 16 and older
  • Unemployment rates

NerdWallet ranked York County as the sixth best place for job seekers in South Carolina. The county experienced a 5.3% increase in the working-age population between 2009 and 2011, and its residents make a median household income of $53,536, the second-highest income of all the counties in the top 10.

"Major employers in York County include Ross Stores Distribution Center and Piedmont Medical Center," said NerdWallet analyst Annie Wang. "Job seekers who need to expand their skills can find continuing education courses and customized training courses at York Technical College."

Top 10:

  1. Lexington County
  2. Beaufort County
  3. Kershaw County
  4. Greenville County
  5. Richland County
  6. York County
  7. Aiken County
  8. Pickens County
  9. Oconee County
  10. Anderson County

See the full study here.

NerdWallet released a similar study in October about North Carolina - locating the best places in the Tar Heel State for job seekers. The results:

  1. Indian Trail
  2. Holly Springs
  3. Wake Forest
  4. Greensboro
  5. Mooresville
  6. Huntersville
  7. Cary
  8. Concord
  9. Cornelius
  10. Apex

See the North Carolina information here.

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