Illinois currently has the third highest unemployment rate in the United States and is dealing with an ever lingering budget crisis. That, my friends, would not seem to make Illinois a wonderful place to find employment. That can be misleading.According to WalletHub, Illinois boasts the fifth-largest state economy and its private sector is accelerating. This year, 37 Illinois companies made the Fortune 500 list with health care and technology being two of the state’s fastest growing industries.

WalletHub’s analysts ranked 162 cities, including Quincy, based on 16 key indicators of labor-market health, ranging from “employment growth” to “median monthly starting salary” to “unemployment rate.”

WalletHub’s analysts compared 162 Illinois cities using two key factors important to job seekers, the local “Job Market” and the area’s “Socioeconomic Environment.”  Quincy came in at 72 on the list with Libertyville, Illinois at number one and Harvey, Illinois last at 162. The complete list is below:

Rank                City                                                             Job Market   Socioeconomic

1Libertyville, IL61
2Grayslake, IL72
3Frankfort, IL27
4Northbrook, IL513
5Vernon Hills, IL138
6Schaumburg, IL432
7Deerfield, IL1610
8South Elgin, IL1412
9Lemont, IL1314
10Downers Grove, IL1720
11Lake Zurich, IL931
12St. Charles, IL862
13Morton, IL1819
14Glenview, IL2128
15Bradley, IL3108
16Elk Grove Village, IL1287
17Buffalo Grove, IL2250
18Round Lake, IL1170
19Cary, IL435
20Roselle, IL1565
21Edwardsville, IL386
22Mokena, IL2726
23Bloomingdale, IL2055
24New Lenox, IL2646
25Elmhurst, IL3216
26Gurnee, IL23101
27Lombard, IL2939
28Wilmette, IL538
29Bourbonnais, IL4515
30Wheeling, IL25111
31Highland Park, IL3343
32Plainfield, IL4121
33Washington, IL5018
34Shorewood, IL3151
35Hoffman Estates, IL3071
36Rolling Meadows, IL19113
37Brookfield, IL629
38Des Plaines, IL3742
39Oswego, IL3934
40Villa Park, IL5724
41Homewood, IL3561
42Bensenville, IL10146
43Batavia, IL4848
44Fairview Heights, IL5637
45Morton Grove, IL3673
46Hinsdale, IL1073
47Champaign, IL6825
48Mundelein, IL5260
49Orland Park, IL4081
50Crystal Lake, IL7223
51Park Ridge, IL4778
52La Grange, IL6935
53Huntley, IL28138
54Naperville, IL8011
55Darien, IL34110
56Arlington Heights, IL5872
57Evanston, IL8117
58Mount Prospect, IL51107
59Palatine, IL55105
60Westchester, IL46104
61Tinley Park, IL7063
62Melrose Park, IL6380
62Geneva, IL1284
64Franklin Park, IL24152
65Bolingbrook, IL59106
66Alsip, IL42116
67Bloomington, IL8830
68Wheaton, IL7959
69Machesney Park, IL64100
70Godfrey, IL54119
71East Peoria, IL6794
72Quincy, IL7479
73Moline, IL8640
74Pekin, IL8741
75Glen Ellyn, IL9627
76Bartlett, IL7874
77Evergreen Park, IL7197
78Algonquin, IL9247
79Round Lake Beach, IL44142
80Springfield, IL8268
81Carol Stream, IL7589
82Prospect Heights, IL61118
83Elgin, IL66129
84Montgomery, IL60120
85Sycamore, IL10436
86East Moline, IL49134
87Yorkville, IL11129
88Sterling, IL8577
89Woodridge, IL77103
90Niles, IL8491
91Crest Hill, IL65128
92West Chicago, IL83102
93Loves Park, IL9584
94Berwyn, IL10945
95Lockport, IL11049
96Westmont, IL9396
97Belleville, IL89114
98Glendale Heights, IL76135
99Skokie, IL9795
100Oak Park, IL11253
100North Aurora, IL11754
102McHenry, IL10092
103Oak Lawn, IL10285
104Normal, IL10199
105Rock Island, IL11852
106Chicago, IL12257
107Lake in the Hills, IL11475
108Hanover Park, IL94131
109Lake Forest, IL13733
110Elmwood Park, IL11583
111Romeoville, IL73156
112Palos Hills, IL98127
113Urbana, IL11685
114Peoria, IL12082
115Homer Glen, IL105126
116Streamwood, IL106130
117Jacksonville, IL13467
118Lisle, IL108124
119Aurora, IL113121
120Collinsville, IL12976
121Waukegan, IL91150
122Ottawa, IL13293
123Woodstock, IL13090
124Burbank, IL123117
125Oak Forest, IL14056
126Bridgeview, IL90153
127South Holland, IL124122
128Freeport, IL13864
129Country Club Hills, IL125125
130O'Fallon, IL14922
131Cicero, IL121137
132Decatur, IL13698
133Matteson, IL103149
134Galesburg, IL14669
135Addison, IL127145
136Carpentersville, IL119154
137Joliet, IL142115
138Mattoon, IL147109
139Marion, IL15166
140Alton, IL133140
141Charleston, IL15444
142Belvidere, IL135143
143Mount Vernon, IL139139
144Rockford, IL144133
145North Chicago, IL99162
146Lansing, IL126159
147Blue Island, IL141141
148Zion, IL131155
149Macomb, IL15758
150DeKalb, IL143144
151Bellwood, IL150132
152Danville, IL148135
153Maywood, IL145147
154Granite City, IL152123
155Park Forest, IL15888
156Chicago Heights, IL153148
157Carbondale, IL160112
158Kankakee, IL156151
159Dolton, IL155158
160Calumet City, IL159157
161East St. Louis, IL161160
162Harvey, IL162161

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