Tennessee ranks as the ninth-best state for finding a job, according to a new study from personal finance social networkWalletHub.com.

Tennessee ranks highest among all its neighboring southern states, according to this report.

To get results and help job seekers narrow down locations where they might be more successful, the WalletHub team compared the 50 states across 24 key indicators of job market strength, opportunity and economic vitality.


See how Tennessee ranks in different indicators below. No. 1 is the best and 25 is average.

  • Job opportunities: 26
  • Employment growth: 5
  • Monthly average starting salary: 29
  • Unemployment rate: 24
  • Median annual income (adjusted for cost of living): 30
  • Average commute time in minutes: 30
  • Job satisfaction: 10

Click here to see more about the study and here to see how WalletHub ranked cities, including Chattanooga.