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Old 12-06-2011, 02:42 PM
 
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Here are the top 5 best and worst big cities to find a job based on unemployment and annual job growth rates. This data was just released today...

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/metro.pdf

Best -
1. Oklahoma City, OK
2. Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH
3. Pittsburgh, PA
4. New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA
5. Salt Lake City, UT

Worst -
1. Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA
2. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA
3. Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA
4. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA
5. Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC
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Old 12-07-2011, 02:22 PM
 
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Here's the full list of cities...

1. Oklahoma City, OK
2. Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH
3. Pittsburgh, PA
4. New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA
5. Salt Lake City, UT
6. Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI
7. Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX
8. Rochester, NY
9. Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX
10. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
11. Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
12. Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ
13. Louisville-Jefferson County, KY-IN
14. San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA
15. Baltimore-Towson, MD
16. San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX
17. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
18. Raleigh-Cary, NC
19. Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
20. Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN
21. Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO
22. San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA
23. Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY
24. Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI
25. Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA
26. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL
27. Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH
28. Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT
29. Richmond, VA
30. Memphis, TN-MS-AR
31. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL
32. Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC
33. Kansas City, MO-KS
34. Columbus, OH
35. San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA
36. Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD
37. St. Louis, MO-IL
38. Birmingham-Hoover, AL
39. New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA
40. Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA
41. Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
42. Las Vegas-Paradise, NV
43. Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI
44. Jacksonville, FL
45. Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL-IN-WI
46. Indianapolis-Carmel, IN
47. Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC
48. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA
49. Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA
50. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA
51. Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA
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Old 12-07-2011, 03:01 PM
 
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Here are the top 5 best and worst big cities to find a job based on unemployment and annual job growth rates. This data was just released today...

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/metro.pdf

Best -
1. Oklahoma City, OK
2. Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH
3. Pittsburgh, PA
4. New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA
5. Salt Lake City, UT

Worst -
1. Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA
2. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA
3. Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA
4. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA
5. Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC

How did Washington DC not make the list of best metro areas with a 5.7% unemployment rate?
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Old 12-07-2011, 04:22 PM
 
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How did Washington DC not make the list of best metro areas with a 5.7% unemployment rate?


Washington DC has a low unemployment rate but not much annual job growth.
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Old 12-07-2011, 04:25 PM
 
Location: Austin, Texas, USA
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Washington DC has a low unemployment rate but not much annual job growth.
Really? I thought I read somewhere that DC has ramped up federal hiring big time recently.
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Old 12-07-2011, 04:29 PM
 
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Really? I thought I read somewhere that DC has ramped up federal hiring big time recently.
Looks awfully busy around here for sure. Nothing seems to have slowed down at all since 2008.
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Old 12-07-2011, 04:40 PM
 
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Really? I thought I read somewhere that DC has ramped up federal hiring big time recently.

DC has only had a 0.2% job growth rate in the past year. Compare that to Oklahoma City, OK which has had a 2.7% job growth rate.
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Old 12-07-2011, 05:45 PM
 
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
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there is a pretty good job market in LA if you have solid web and web development skills
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Old 12-07-2011, 07:14 PM
 
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Ironically, Forbes said that Rochester was the 7th worst to look for a job. Go figure.
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Old 12-07-2011, 07:25 PM
 
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Really? I thought I read somewhere that DC has ramped up federal hiring big time recently.
That was true from 2008 to 2010, but now it's the exact opposite. My company manages commercial real estate in the DC area, and we've done some major downgrading and adjustments lately because of what's in store as far as government employment. Below is listed planned cuts, not what's already happened - which is why people on the ground in DC might not see what's coming.

from last weeks employment report by the feds:

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Government and retail jobs, as well as those in the financial sector, have taken the biggest hit so far this year, the report showed. The government has announced cuts of more than 180,000 jobs this year, while retail has lost more than 48,000 and financial services 56,000.

Given the downsizing in the public sector, Washington, D.C., has had more announced layoffs this year than any state, with more than 98,000 cuts so far in 2011. California is next with just over 60,000 layoffs, followed by North Carolina with nearly 55,000 job cuts.

"Over the past six months, we definitely have seen a shift away from the heavy government job cuts at the state and local level toward increased job cuts at the federal level," Challenger, Gray & Christmas CEO John Challenger said in a press release.

"The worst may be yet to come, as cutbacks spread from the military to every other agency in Washington."

D.C. suffered more than 15,000 planned cuts in November alone, compared with 4,100 in California and 2,600 in New York
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