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Phoenixville Ranks Among Best for PA Job Seekers

If you're looking for a job, a new report says Phoenixville is a pretty good place to live in Pennsylvania. Phoenixville ranked 12th.

Nerdwalllet.com ranked the top municipal areas in the state for job seekers, based on the answers to these three questions.:

  1. Is the city growing? We assessed growth in the working-age population, ages 16 and older, from 2009 to 2012 to ensure that the city was attracting workers and exhibiting a trend of upward population growth.
  2. Can you afford to live in the city comfortably? We measured a city’s median household income to see if workers made a good living. We also analyzed the monthly homeowner costs, including mortgage payments, to see if the city had a reasonable cost of living.
  3. Are most people employed? We looked at the unemployment rate.
The ranking comes against the backdrop of Moody's ranking of Pennsylvania as the 41st state in the nation in terms of job creation.

Phoenixville Specifics:

According to the report the working age population of Phoenixvile grew 2.3 percent between 2009 and 2012.  The median household income in Phoenixville is $61,926, according to the report and median monthly household cost of living is $1761.  The study puts the overall unemployment rate in Phoenixville at 6.4 percent.

Read the entire study and see how Phoenixville stacks up against other Pennsylvania municipalities at Nerdwallet.com.

harryfinster January 15, 2014 at 10:59 PM
does that mean phoenixville is in the top twelve of the bottom 41st ,doesnt sound good to me ,sounds like your school statistics the top of the bottom
marcthepig January 16, 2014 at 02:25 AM
Harry for Governor!
Michele Grzywacz January 16, 2014 at 06:48 AM
Hahahahahaha, and if you like your job you can keep your job!
Fafa January 16, 2014 at 12:16 PM
marcthepig, I bet you and I would make a great couple. We should get together for some us time and "hang out". I love you sweetheart.
Fafa January 16, 2014 at 03:03 PM
Great job Phoenixville. We're all proud of you.
harryfinster January 16, 2014 at 09:04 PM
CG3 is up to his copycat tricks again ,he respects harry finster so much he has stolen his name

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