With the unemployment rate in the United States surpassing 14.7 percent, the worst since the Great Depression, it’s safe to assume securing employment may be at the forefront of many Americans’ minds — let alone the world — during the COVID-19 global pandemic.
Commissioned earlier in the year by FutureLearn, an online learning platform, a recent study determined the best cities for jobs in 2020, with a series of statistics regarding economics, government policies, quality of life and gender equality.
With a perfect score of 100 (more in-depth scoring methodology here), Singapore tops the list as the best city for jobs in 2020. Following Singapore, Copenhagen claims second place with 95.16; Helsinki follows with 90.5; Oslo takes fourth place with 89.14; and Dubai completes the top five with 85.18 points.
The United States doesn’t grace the list until eighth place, with San Francisco scoring 77.3. Another California city, Los Angeles takes 15th place with 68.22 points, ahead of New York City in 17th place with a score of 66.4. Back to California, San Diego is in 21st place, scoring 64.36, ahead of Seattle’s 53.68 in 37th place. Much further down the list, Philadelphia takes 88th place with a score of 24.19.
According to another poll asking how the crisis affected the economic status of citizens (conducted in the United Kingdom, United States, Italy, France, Germany and Spain), about 50 percent of respondents either lost their job entirely or had their salary reduced in some manner since the start of the pandemic.
Read the full data table and methodology here for more information.
Florida’s oceanfront Shelborne South Beach, an iconic and glamorous 1960s destination, was revamped for 21st-century families. Its fanciful allure — and fabulous pool and tropical beach access — is an exciting family destination in the heart of the historic and walkable Miami Art Deco District.
While urban wine country might sound like an oxymoron, it’s actually a reality at the stunning City Vineyard in New York City’s Tribeca neighborhood. The water-side venue is the perfect host for your next event — whatever that may be, from 20 to 200 guests and from cocktail party to plated dinner.
Although Alaska may not be on everyone's radar, it might move higher on your family’s must-visit list when they learn more. There are countless activities and breathtaking sights throughout the state, plenty of wildlife to see and much more, whether you spend time in the top tourist areas or venture off to explore Alaska’s hidden gems.
As I wander the canals of Amsterdam on a bright spring morning, the sun plays on the water as shoals of cyclists navigate the tight streets. The city’s inimitable narrow houses teeter overhead, and one particular street erupts in a riot of color as the De Wallen red light district gives way to the Singel canal to the south.
Harvard Medical School released a study that mothers and daughters who take at least one trip together per year have less stress, stronger immune responses, decreased risk for heart disease and more. That’s right: It turns out spending quality time together provides benefits similar to sticking to a healthy diet and getting enough sleep every night. And, let’s face it, traveling is a lot more fun.