Business.org ranked Washington the sixth best state for recent college graduates to start their careers amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Washington is expected to see 2.9% employment growth between 2019 and 2021, according to a Business.org report. Business.org found that 4.3% of people in Washington ages 25 to 29 are unemployed, and unemployment decreased 6% between April and July.
The report also found that Washingtonians spend an average of 29.1% of their income on rent. 28% of jobs in the state require a bachelor's degree, Business.org found.
The report factored in average income spent on rent, employment projections from 2019 to 2021, unemployment for people ages 25 to 29, and percentage of jobs that require a bachelor's degree. The report also looked at changes in unemployment between April and July.
Utah topped the list, with an unemployment rate of 2.6% for people between ages 25 and 29, and an expected growth in employment of 5.5%. Mississippi came in last, with a 10.3% unemployment rate for people of the same age group, and an expected growth in employment of only 1%.