Need a job? Then Vienna's not a bad place to be, according to consumer resource website NerdWallet.
Vienna ranked no. 2 in Virginia for job seekers, with an unemployment rate of 6.0 percent compared to 7.3 percent as the national average, according to the website. Leesburg edged out Vienna, and Herndon, Arlington and Manassas rounded out the top five.
According to Nerdwallet:
Vienna boasts a high median household income of $116,933 as well as a low unemployment rate of 6.0 percent. Additionally, many residents are flocking to Vienna, with a 6.0 percent population growth between 2009 and 2011. Vienna’s major employers include the Navy Federal Credit Union, Fairfax County Public Schools and Contemporary Electrical Services. Vienna government helps boost small businesses with an annual Vienna Business Saturday, where residents can support their local Vienna businesses.
How did NerdWallet come up with its list? Here are the criteria listed with the report.
1. Is the city growing? We assessed population growth of those 16 and over to ensure that the city is attracting workers.
2. Do people earn high salaries? We included median household income in the calculation.
3. Are most people employed? We looked at the unemployment rate.
Check out the article on NerdWallet for more information about the rankings.