In a new Wallet Hub ranking of the best and worst cities to start a career in 2022, Portland is among the top 10. Maine’s largest city was ranked No. 9, just ahead of Columbia, S.C.

Salt Lake City tops the list, with Orlando, Atlanta, Austin and Seattle rounding out the top five.

Researchers at the personal finance website evaluated 182 cities, including the 150 most populated cities overall plus two of the most populated cities in each state, according to 27 metrics. Cities were evaluated according to professional opportunities and quality of life, with a long list of sub-categories under each. Read more