With school ending last week, many high school students and college students, and perhaps even adults, will be looking for a job to make some cash this summer. Gas prices go up this time of year, vacations are on the horizon, and with so much fun to be had, some extra spending cash is much appreciated. When it comes to having a summer job, sometimes where you live can dictate if it is a good one or not. What is the best city for a summer job, which is the worst, and how do the cities in Idaho compare?

The Best and Worst Cities for Summer Jobs

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Where you live dictates what options are open to you for a summer job, and also dictates how much competition there is in getting hired. WalletHub recently released a list of the best and worst cities to live in for a summer job. They used categories such as youth job market and social environment and affordability. According to the list, Orlando, Florida is the best city for summer jobs, and I am sure many of us can figure out why. The second-best city is Scottsdale, Arizona, with Juneau, Alaska rounding out the top three. Out of a possible 182 cities, Jackson, Mississippi is the worst, with Laredo, Texas being the second worst and Columbus, Georgia rounding out the bottom three.

Is Idaho a Good Place to Live and Work in the Summer

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Idaho made the list twice, with Boise and Nampa both being represented. Boise fared better and came in at 31, with Nampa not doing too shabby at 44. If you are looking for a summer job and are ok moving away from the Magic Valley for the season, Boise offers plenty of opportunity and you can remain close to home at the same time. If you are willing to live a little further for the summer, Salt Lake City came on the list at 21, but then you have to leave the Gem State. To see the full list, make sure to click the link above. 

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Most people in the Magic Valley in search of a job will want to stay in the area, but for those willing to live elsewhere for the summer, there are some good options not too far from Twin Falls. Many stores have now hiring signs, so there should be plenty of options in the area, or you can always try mowing lawns, helping on a farm, or selling lemonade. Good luck in the summer job hunt, and hope you find one that fits you. 

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