What is the job market like in Tallahassee?

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Thinking about moving to Tallahassee and want to know more about the job market? Tallahassee's job market has experienced a lot of change over the years, but its future is looking bright.

In June of 2018, Wallet Hub ranked Tallahassee 61 out of 135 overall for the best city in Florida to find a job. On a national scale, they rank 106 out of 182. In terms of earnings, Payscale ranked Tallahassee's average salary at $41,047 per year with a cost of living at less than 4% of the national average. There are lots of new companies coming to Tallahassee, and overall the city is experiencing a great deal of growth.

WTXL wrote a thorough article about Tallahassee's projected economic growth, stating:

  • Jobs keep coming to the Tallahassee area and it's an upward trend that's expected to continue in 2019.
  • 2017 was a year of unprecedented job growth in the capital city. The greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce has been watching the number of local jobs climb each month.
  • According to the office of Economic Vitality, Tallahassee has the fastest-growing economy per capita in the state.

In addition to the rising job market, the housing market in Tallahassee is quite promising. Tallahassee's housing market was hit hard during the recession of the early 2000s, but it is bouncing back nicely. Affordable housing, plus the upswing in the job market, can make Tallahassee seem like a very appealing opportunity.

Tallahassee also offers a wide array of luxurious, yet affordable apartments to choose from. If you are just getting into town and want to be conservative with your money, you can spend as little as $500 a month on rent. On the other hand, if money is less of an issue, you will have no trouble finding the luxury apartment of your dreams. Additionally, if you are being relocated for work, check with your company and see if they offer corporate units. This is a great option if you are new to town and want to learn more about the area before deciding where you want your permanent Tallahassee apartment to be.

Tallahassee is a very interesting city with lots to offer. As the state's capital and the home to two major universities, Florida State University and Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, there are plenty of things to do for young professionals. The job market is growing every year, and apartments in Tallahassee are reasonably priced. Due to the city being both affordable and continuously growing, you have the unique opportunity to make this place your home before development and popularity has the opportunity to overtake affordability. Don't hesitate, start looking today!

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