The 10 countries with the best job markets, ranked by perception
A good job market is one of the main requirements of a healthy economy. More jobs create more opportunities and income that in return lead to greater prosperity and economic expansion that ultimately create more jobs.
Traditionally, European and North American countries have dominated the top nations offering the best job markets, yet several markets in the Middle East and Asia rise to the upper levels, according to the 2019 Best Countries report. The Best Countries survey is based on a study that surveyed more than 20,000 global citizens from four regions to assess perceptions of 80 countries on 75 different metrics. Being seen as offering a good job market is one of nine equally weighted country attributes used to develop the Best Countries Quality of Life sub-ranking.
The following are the top 10 countries viewed as those that provide a good job market.
10. United Kingdom
Best Job Market: 10
Best Countries Overall Rank: 5
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Best Job Market: 9
Best Countries Overall Rank: 9
Learn more about Norway.
8. United Arab Emirates
Best Job Market: 8
Best Countries Overall Rank: 23
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Best Job Market: 7
Best Countries Overall Rank: 31
Learn more about Qatar.
Best Job Market: 6
Best Countries Overall Rank: 2
Learn more about Japan.
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Best Job Market: 5
Best Countries Overall Rank: 7
Learn more about Australia.
Best Job Market: 4
Best Countries Overall Rank: 16
Learn more about China.
Best Job Market: 3
Best Countries Overall Rank: 4
Learn more about Germany.
Best Job Market: 2
Best Countries Overall Rank: 3
Learn more about Canada.
1. United States
Best Job Market: 1
Best Countries Overall Rank: 8
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These countries are seen as nations that provide the best quality of life for their citizens, conditions that address both tangible areas such as providing food, education, health care and housing, to intangibles such as job security and political stability, according to the 2019 Best Countries study.
The 2019 Best Countries rankings, formed in partnership with BAV Group, a unit of global marketing communications company VMLY&R, and The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, aim to gauge global perceptions of the world's largest economies.
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