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Old 01-29-2009, 05:11 PM
 
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What city has the lowest unemployment rate yet still has an average to high average income and a population of over 50,000?
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Old 01-29-2009, 05:15 PM
 
Location: (Lyndon) Louisville KY USA
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According to this link U.S. Cities With the Highest and Lowest Unemployment Rates - Careers Articles Fargo has the lowest unemployment rate.
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Old 02-14-2009, 04:34 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas NV
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I disagree. That's news from AOL. How about the research from the source itself: Bureau Of Labour Statistics itself? According to the BLS, the micropolitan area with lowest unemployment rate's Morgantown WV. it seems consistently throughout the rankings college towns fair betters than most. While the metropolitan area with the lowest unemployment rate's Salt Lake City UT.
http://www.bls.gov/web/laummtrk.htm
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Old 02-14-2009, 04:39 PM
 
Location: Papillion
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I disagree. That's news from AOL. How about the research from the source itself: Bureau Of Labour Statistics itself? According to the BLS, the micropolitan area with lowest unemployment rate's Morgantown WV. it seems consistently throughout the rankings college towns fair betters than most. While the metropolitan area with the lowest unemployment rate's Salt Lake City UT.
Unemployment Rates for Metropolitan Areas
What would be interesting is to blend this ranking with a high income and low cost of living set of rankings and see how that lays out.
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Old 02-14-2009, 05:16 PM
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Location: Madison, WI Metro Area
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What would be interesting is to blend this ranking with a high income and low cost of living set of rankings and see how that lays out.
Several micropolitan and metropolitan cities on the BLS list have a low COL. I think Fargo does fairly well in terms of median family income.
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Old 02-14-2009, 05:27 PM
 
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If you are looking at it from a metropolitan standard, it would be Washington, DC.
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Old 02-14-2009, 06:22 PM
 
Location: Teaneck, NJ
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Edit.. i thought it said the highest unemployment rate.

Last edited by Newarkbomb; 02-14-2009 at 07:40 PM..
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Old 02-14-2009, 10:02 PM
 
Location: OKLAHOMA CITY
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Local unemployment up in 98% of cities - Feb. 4, 2009

Oklahoma City had the lowest unemployment rate of large metropolitan regions, at 4.6%, followed by Washington at 4.7%. Oklahoma City is benefiting from the still-booming energy industry, especially through the several large natural gas companies in the city. Washington's employment is largely based on federal government jobs in the district.
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Old 02-14-2009, 10:30 PM
 
Location: Twin Cities, Minnesota
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Sioux Falls
Rapid City
Fargo
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Old 02-15-2009, 07:01 AM
 
Location: Papillion
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Sioux Falls
Rapid City
Fargo
Agree with you... would also include:

Lincoln
Omaha-Council Bluffs

Midwest and upper midwest
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