May 22, 2014 10:45 PM

Tampa area ranked No. 3 in nation to land a job

Like other major tourism destinations, Tampa was hit hard during the Great Recession, shedding 140,700 jobs at the downturn’s nadir and seeing real estate prices drop nearly 20 percent. The area’s economy is nearly back to its pre-recession size, however, and only 11 major U.S. cities have fewer employees per capita living below the poverty line. Tampa’s workforce is also the eighth-best paid, when cost of living is taken into account, and also benefits from the ninth-most diverse industrial mix. These facts any many others go into the ranking of Tampa as the No. 3 city to land a job by WalletHub.

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