Duluth Named One of Best Cities for Working Students

Duluth ranks number five in the nation of Best Cities for Working Students. 

That’s according to smartasset.com

The website looked at job market data for 227 U.S. cities that are home to a four-year college or university. 

Local minimum wage rates and the unemployment rate were considered in naming the Best Cities for Working Students. 

Five cities in the midwest were picked among the top ten including Rapid City, South Dakota, Duluth, Fayetteville, Arkansas, Minneapolis and Omaha, Nebraska. 

Duluth ranked above Fayetteville, Chico, Lowell, Minneapolis and Omaha on the top ten list.  

The website says that Duluth workers benefit from a Minnesota state minimum wage of $9.50 for large employers.  The small-employer wage is around $7.75. 

The higher minimum wage, low unemployment rate and good jobs means that students coming through the local universities are making money and getting the skills they need to help transition into employment after finishing school. 

For the full list and to read about the study, click here

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