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South Florida is the 2nd worst place to begin a career, per report

No. 49 in the U.S.

Red indicates the best cities and blue indicates the worst

The South Florida area encompassing Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach is a dreadful place to begin a career, according to a new report by Bankrate.

The study looked at 50 large U.S. metro areas based on 11 factors young people should consider when starting their career, such as job prospects, pay potential, quality of life, social opportunities and career advancement.

South Florida ranked 49th overall, faring poorly in job market (49th) and affordability (41st). San Bernardino was the only place to rank lower.

Houston, Minneapolis-St. Paul, and Washington, D.C. paced the country.