By CBS3 Staff

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The country is finally getting back to a sense of normalcy as we continue to fight the coronavirus pandemic. But, there’s some bad news for Pennsylvanians.

A new survey ranks the commonwealth the third-worst state for jobs.

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WalletHub released 2021’s Best & Worst States for Jobs this week and listed Pennsylvania No. 48. They compared the 50 states across 35 key indicators including job-market strength, opportunity, and economic vitality.

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Pennsylvania’s ranking is listed below:

  • 43rd – Job Opportunities
  • 35th – Employment Growth
  • 15th – Monthly Average Starting Salary
  • 42nd – Unemployment Rate
  • 23rd – Median Annual Income (Adjusted for Cost of Living)
  • 18th – Avg. Length of Work Week (in Hours)
  • 38th – Avg. Commute Time (in Minutes)
  • 40th – Job Satisfaction
  • 41st – COVID-19 Positive Tests in the Past Week per Capita

Delaware was ranked in the top 10 at No. 9, and New Jersey fell in the middle, coming in at No. 24.

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The top three states for jobs were South Dakota, Nebraska, and Washington.