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Old 06-30-2007, 01:19 PM
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(the title should be "Which state has the lowest cost of living/unemployment")


I live in the north VA area, and I really want to move away from here.

What I'm looking for is the state with the lowest cost of living and unemployment. These are the 2 most important things. A nice landscape would be a plus.so, If you live in such a state please inform me. I would appreciate it very much. I was thinking of Minnesota, but I'm not sure yet. What do you all think?

Thanks in advance.

Last edited by mxwert; 06-30-2007 at 01:21 PM.. Reason: misspell
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Old 06-30-2007, 11:40 PM
Location: Lincoln, Nebraska (moving to Ohio)
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Which states have a low housing values and low unemployment rates.

-North Dakota: Especially Fargo and Grand Forks
-South Dakota: Sioux Falls (although wages are low)
-Minnesota: Rochester (high wages, low housing values but this mainly because of the medical facilities they have there) the rest of Minnesota is really not a low housing value state
-Nebraska: Omaha (low unemployment rate, low housing values)
-Iowa: Des Moines, Western Iowa (low unemployment rates, low housing values, good employment growth) Eastern Iowa is more rust-beltish.

Overall, I would say the Great plains states would probubly fit in the criteria best when it comes to very low unemployment rates and low housing values. Energy is fairly cheap also on the great plains as coal is fairly close also.
The only thing about the Great Plains states is the wages (Bureau of Economic Analysis) are some of the lowest in the country regionally especially in the rural areas and smaller metro areas although areas such as Des Moines, Omaha and Rochester are fairly close to the national average.

On the Bureau of Labor statistics website it also seems like Oklahoma's metropolitan areas have fairly low unemployment rates at times and it is a fairly cheap state tend to live in. Although it seems Oklahoma's unemployment rate tends to be slightly higher usually then alot of the plains states however.
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Old 07-03-2007, 03:19 PM
Location: Az.
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Default One Of The Highest Unemployment Rate...

Prescott and Prescott Valley, Arizona.

There are no jobs here. Most people that work here are the ones who grew up here and grew up with the bosses and managers. It's a really small boring town here. I'm still having problems getting a job here. I might just have to move back to Phoenix.
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