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View Poll Results: BEST Job cities - where would you rather live?
Midland, TX 1 2.78%
Odessa, TX 0 0%
Bismarck, ND 0 0%
Mankato, MN 1 2.78%
St. George, UT 0 0%
Greeley, CO 0 0%
Provo, UT 1 2.78%
Columbus, IN 0 0%
Coeur d'Alene, ID 1 2.78%
Fargo, ND 0 0%
Victoria, TX 0 0%
Lubbock, TX 0 0%
Lincoln, NE 0 0%
Salt Lake City, UT 1 2.78%
Missoula, MT 0 0%
Oklahoma City, OK 0 0%
Boulder, CO 2 5.56%
Austin, TX 7 19.44%
Ames, IA 0 0%
Longview, TX 0 0%
Billings, MT 1 2.78%
Elkhart, IN 0 0%
Wenatchee, WA 0 0%
Denver, CO 8 22.22%
Fort Collins, CO 0 0%
Holland, MI 0 0%
Fort Wayne, IN 1 2.78%
Morgantown, WV 1 2.78%
Madison, WI 0 0%
St. Cloud, MN 0 0%
Houston, TX 1 2.78%
Boise City, ID 0 0%
Auburn, AL 0 0%
San Angelo, TX 1 2.78%
Iowa City, IA 1 2.78%
Manhattan, KS 0 0%
Grand Rapids, MI 5 13.89%
None 3 8.33%
Voters: 36. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 11-05-2014, 01:47 PM
 
Location: California → Tennessee → Ohio
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So I looked at this document www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/metro.pdf from this website www.bls.gov. It lists all the 372 metropolitan areas (MSA's - main central city and the suburbs) in the USA. Current unemployment rates and year over year job growth rates. And I figured out the best and worst MSA's in the U.S. to find a job. Here they are.

BEST Job Cites
1. Midland, TX
2. Odessa, TX
3. Bismarck, ND
4. Mankato, MN
5. St. George, UT
6. Greeley, CO
7. Provo, UT
8. Columbus, IN
9. Coeur d'Alene, ID
10. Fargo, ND
11. Victoria, TX
12. Lubbock, TX
13. Lincoln, NE
14. Salt Lake City, UT
15. Missoula, MT
16. Oklahoma City, OK
17. Boulder, CO
18. Austin, TX
19. Ames, IA
20. Longview, TX
21. Billings, MT
22. Elkhart, IN
23. Wenatchee, WA
24. Denver, CO
25. Fort Collins, CO
26. Holland, MI
27. Fort Wayne, IN
28. Morgantown, WV
29. Madison, WI
30. St. Cloud, MN
31. Houston, TX
32. Boise City, ID
33. Auburn, AL
34. San Angelo, TX
35. Iowa City, IA
36. Manhattan, KS
37. Grand Rapids, MI

WORST Job Cities
1. Atlantic City, NJ
2. Yuma, AZ
3. Pine Bluff, AR
4. Albany, GA
5. Danville, VA
6. Rocky Mount, NC
7. Madera, CA
8. Ocala, FL
9. Dalton, GA
10. Steubenville, OH
11. Anniston, AL
12. Brunswick, GA
13. Columbus, GA
14. Medford, OR
15. Sebastian, FL
16. Macon, GA
17. Warner Robins, GA
18. Yuba City, CA
19. Alexandria, LA
20. Carson City, NV
21. Peoria, IL
22. Rockford, IL
23. Dover, DE
24. Decatur, IL
25. Detroit, MI
26. Gulfport, MS
27. Flint, MI
28. Hagerstown, MD
29. Michigan City, IN
30. Valdosta, GA
31. Merced, CA
32. Lake Havasu City, AZ
33. Albuquerque, NM
34. Davenport, IA
35. Decatur, AL
36. Hanford, CA
37. Fayetteville, NC

Out of those 37 BEST Job cities, what one would you rather live in and why?

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Old 11-05-2014, 01:50 PM
 
Location: Nashville TN
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Texas is a pretty easy place to find a job, economy is pretty strong in most fields in the Lone Star State and same with Tennessee and Colorado but it really depends on what field of work you are in, if you are in health care and you have skills its easy to find a job anywhere even states like Florida and Arizona where the economy is so reliant on health care of he elderly.
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Old 11-05-2014, 02:28 PM
 
Location: Auburn, New York
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It seems like the vast majority of the cities on the "best" list are either college towns or places experiencing an oil book. One has to wonder if one has a good chance of landing a job in these cities if s/he is not drawn toward academics or oil?
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Old 11-05-2014, 02:31 PM
 
Location: Allendale MI
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It seems like the vast majority of the cities on the "best" list are either college towns or places experiencing an oil book. One has to wonder if one has a good chance of landing a job in these cities if s/he is not drawn toward academics or oil?
Grand rapids and Holland aren't.
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Old 11-05-2014, 03:23 PM
 
Location: California → Tennessee → Ohio
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It seems like the vast majority of the cities on the "best" list are either college towns or places experiencing an oil book.

Salt Lake City and Denver aren't.
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Old 11-05-2014, 03:30 PM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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Salt Lake City and Denver aren't.
Denver is, but it's not the main driver for the area; IT, construction, healthcare, and hospitality are.
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Old 11-05-2014, 03:34 PM
 
Location: Nashville TN
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Denver is a great city to work in if you are in health care thou, I will be able to land a job easy in Denver after I finish graduate school.
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Old 11-05-2014, 04:06 PM
 
Location: California → Tennessee → Ohio
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Denver is, but it's not the main driver for the area; IT, construction, healthcare, and hospitality are.

With all the people moving there, I could see why!

Denver - 10 fastest growing cities - CNNMoney
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Old 11-05-2014, 04:07 PM
 
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Grand rapids and Holland aren't.
Actually, Holland would qualify as a college town (home to Hope College).
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Old 11-05-2014, 04:17 PM
 
Location: Boise ID
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There are no jobs here in CDA Idaho. What the heck are they talking about?
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