If you are looking for a job, you might want to avoid moving to Oxnard, California, according to a study from Money Geek.

Oxnard was ranked the seventh-worst city for job-seekers due to its slow wage and job growth trends and limited affordable housing options relative to income, the study said.

According to an October 2022 RentCafe study, the average cost of rent in Oxnard is $2,579 per month. Zillow estimates the median home price in Oxnard is $659,675.

Money Geek’s team of researchers analyzed data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Department of Housing and Urban Development to determine the rankings.

Other California cities including Bakersfield, Los Angeles and Fresno were considered “terrible” for job seekers.

The Top 15 Worst Cities for Job Seekers

  1. Urban Honolulu, Hawaii
  2. New York, New York
  3. McAllen, Texas
  4. Springfield, Massachusetts
  5. Cleveland, Ohio
  6. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  7. Oxnard, California
  8. Allentown, Pennsylvania
  9. Baltimore, Maryland
  10. Richmond, Virginia
  11. New Orleans, Louisiana
  12. Rochester, New York
  13. Dayton, Ohio
  14. Bridgeport, Connecticut
  15. Hartford, Connecticut

To be ranked among the “best” cities for job seekers, a city would have to demonstrate growing job and wage trends, low job competition and affordable housing prices.

Several cities in Florida, Texas and Tennessee were considered the “best” for job seekers.

The Top 15 Best Cities for Job Seekers

  1. North Port, Florida
  2. Austin, Texas
  3. Jacksonville, Florida
  4. Orlando, Florida
  5. Dallas, Texas
  6. Nashville, Tennessee
  7. Atlanta, Georgia
  8. Raleigh, North Carolina
  9. Tampa, Florida
  10. Seattle, Washington
  11. Boise, Idaho
  12. Phoenix, Arizona
  13. Denver, Colorado
  14. Salt Lake City, Utah
  15. Portland, Oregon