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Old 12-29-2009, 02:35 PM
 
Location: Southern Minnesota
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I'm from Michigan, now living in Georgia (unfortunately), and I'm looking to relocate. My first choice would be to move back to Michigan, but it would be nearly impossible to find a job up there. I really dislike Georgia, so I'm desperately trying to get out of here. I'm open to moving ANYWHERE in the U.S., except the south. Big city, small town, doesn't matter. Alaska, Hawaii, and U.S. territories are OK. As long as it has plenty of job opportunities and isn't southern, it's fine with me.
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Old 12-29-2009, 03:50 PM
 
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[quote=flyingwriter;12213759]I'm from Michigan, now living in Georgia (unfortunately), and I'm looking to relocate. My first choice would be to move back to Michigan, but it would be nearly impossible to find a job up there. I really dislike Georgia, so I'm desperately trying to get out of here. I'm open to moving ANYWHERE in the U.S., except the south. Big city, small town, doesn't matter. Alaska, Hawaii, and U.S. territories are OK. As long as it has plenty of job opportunities and isn't southern, it's fine with me.[/Q

According to the US Labor Department, the states with the lowest unemployment rates as of November 2009 are:

"North Dakota continued to post the lowest jobless rate, coming in at 4.2%, which was unchanged from September. It was followed by Nebraska with 4.9%, South Dakota at 5%, Montana at 6.4%, and Vermont and Utah at 6.5%."

The major metro areas with the lowest jobless rates in October were Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, D.C.-Va.-Md.-W.Va., 6.2 percent, and Oklahoma City, Okla, and Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, Va.-N.C., 6.5 percent each.

Here is the list of city unemployment rates from October 2009:
Unemployment Rates for Metropolitan Areas
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Old 12-31-2009, 11:40 AM
 
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I'm from Michigan, now living in Georgia (unfortunately), and I'm looking to relocate. My first choice would be to move back to Michigan, but it would be nearly impossible to find a job up there. I really dislike Georgia, so I'm desperately trying to get out of here. I'm open to moving ANYWHERE in the U.S., except the south. Big city, small town, doesn't matter. Alaska, Hawaii, and U.S. territories are OK. As long as it has plenty of job opportunities and isn't southern, it's fine with me.
There must be a reason why you have left Michigan in the first place. So why consider a move back there ?
I don't like the south myself as i had bad experienced when moving from the northwest.
The unemployment rate here in the northwest is high but i start seeing more and more hiring lately. It seems like we are in a recovery mode right now.
Try Portland, Or.
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Old 12-31-2009, 05:52 PM
 
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What kind of jobs are you looking for? Here's a good website from my area: Central New York Jobs
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Old 12-31-2009, 06:20 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma
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Can you drive a truck or are you willing to work hard? The oil boom has gone off in the Dakotas, and work was easy to find for me. (I moved from Texas) Even if this isn't for you, the oilfield/gasfield and it's service companies need mechanics, dispatchers, security personel, engineers, chemists, etc. Join us and check out Halliburton.com.
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Old 12-31-2009, 06:33 PM
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Location: Ohio
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The animated map in the thread at the link below should be helpful for identifying where job availability is highest and lowest. In general terms, the lowest unemployment in the country is in Texas and states due north of Texas.

U.S. Unemployment Progression Map
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Old 12-31-2009, 07:08 PM
 
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The animated map in the thread at the link below should be helpful for identifying where job availability is highest and lowest. In general terms, the lowest unemployment in the country is in Texas and states due north of Texas.

U.S. Unemployment Progression Map
Pretty much the Great Plains States......
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Old 12-31-2009, 07:58 PM
 
Location: Blue Ash, Ohio (Cincinnati)
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I'm from Michigan, now living in Georgia (unfortunately), and I'm looking to relocate. My first choice would be to move back to Michigan, but it would be nearly impossible to find a job up there. I really dislike Georgia, so I'm desperately trying to get out of here. I'm open to moving ANYWHERE in the U.S., except the south. Big city, small town, doesn't matter. Alaska, Hawaii, and U.S. territories are OK. As long as it has plenty of job opportunities and isn't southern, it's fine with me.
Hey flywriter!

Keep trying Columbus like you did. I know you really liked it there, and it has an extremely diverse economy. I will also mention Cincinnati too. A diverse economy, growing economy, and its cheap to live in both cities. Plus, there are a lot of Michiganders in both cities.
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Old 01-01-2010, 09:23 AM
 
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Phoenix, Arizona...
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Old 01-01-2010, 04:45 PM
 
Location: Georgia
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hay i'm a georgia native and i'm living my life like its golden
georgia can be the coolest place if you want it to be
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