NerdWallet, a personal finance and credit card comparison website, says Alexandria is among the top 10 places in the commonwealth for job seekers.
Alexandria ranked No. 8 on the list with a median household income of $82,899 and an unemployment rate of just 4.6 percent, according to the website. The city’s JobLink program was also highlighted.
Northern Virginia localities Leesburg, Vienna, Herndon, Arlington and Manassas all placed higher than Alexandria.
How did NerdWallet come up with its list? Here are the criteria listed with the report:
Is the city growing? We assessed population growth of those 16 and over to ensure that the city is attracting workers.
Do people earn high salaries? We included median household income in the calculation.
Are most people employed? We looked at the unemployment rate.
Check out the article on NerdWallet for more information about the rankings.