Columbia Metro, including Lexington County, a top venue to find a job

Nephron Pharmaceuticals has brought hundreds of jobs to Lexington County and the Columbia Metro area.

Business Insider has published a list of the 13 best cities in the United States to find a job in 2018

The list is based on the Zippia, a career-building website.

Columbia is on the list at No. 11. Charleston is ranked No. 5 and Florence is ranked No. 7. Lexington County is included in the Columbia Metropolitan area. Lexington County typically has South Carolina’s lowest rate of unemployment.

Link to Top 13 list

The cities were pulled from 386 metropolitan areas. The national rankings are based on wage change, unemployment rate change, and current unemployment rate.

Link to Business Insider’s ranked cities for jobs report

The top 13 are below in order, and you can view the top 100 here:

1. San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
2. San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, California
3. Odessa, Texas
4. Midland, Texas
5. Charleston, South Carolina
6. Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, Virginia
7. Florence, South Carolina
8. Ann Arbor, Michigan
9. Waterloo-Cedar Falls, Iowa
10. Roanoke, Virginia

11. Columbia, South Carolina

12. Tuscaloosa, Alabama
13. San Francisco Business Insider ranks

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