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The Best Cities for Jobs

The Best Cities for Jobs

You've exhausted the possibilites where you are, and now you're looking to move to a new city to find that dream job. Have you considered a small town instead of a big city?

Careerbuilder.com says that job seekers on the move should look to the middle, as the following cities have the lowest unemployment rates:

1. Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Unemployment rate: 2.4%

Job growth: 2.1%

2. Rapid City, South Dakota

Unemployment rate: 2.5%

Job growth: 1%

3. Idaho Falls, Idaho

Unemployment rate: 2.5%

Job growth: N/A

4. Bismarck, North Dakota

Unemployment rate: 2.6%

Job growth: 2.2%

5. Houma, Louisiana

Unemployment rate: 2.7%

Job growth: 1.1%

6. Morgantown, West Virginia

Unemployment rate: 2.8%

Job growth: 1.8%

7. Logan, Utah

Unemployment rate: 2.8%

Job growth: N/A

8. Fargo, North Dakota

Unemployment rate: 2.9%

Job growth: 1.6%

9. Casper, Wyoming

Unemployment rate: 2.9%

Job growth: N/A

10. Billings, Montana

Unemployment rate: 3.0%

Job growth: 2.9%

They list 15 other options, all of which seem just as chilly, remote and uninspiring as these. But who knows? Maybe the quality of life in the Dakotas is better than we think it is, and life in a small town certainly isn't without its charms. Would you consider moving to one of these cities if there was a good job opportunity? Sound off in the comments...especially if you live in one of these places and can tell us if it's really like a Coen brothers film!

Posted: 11/25/08
aliciak

Even with that info, it would still feel hard to justify moving to a tiny town where you didn't know anyone! Even for finances' sake.

  • By aliciak
  • on 12/2/08 12:49 PM EST