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Old 02-21-2010, 09:06 PM
 
Location: New York City
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Default Which city and state would would be the easiest to relocate to and find work in?

I'm a native New Yorker that's looking to relocate to another city and state. After living in the boroughs my entire life I both need and want a change of pace. Also finding work here isn't exactly easy. Over the last several months I've been considering Nebraska which is where my fiance and son are staying for now however I'm open to trying other states preferably one where I can find work and begin setting up a permanent residence for my family, which is something that's easier said than done here in NYC.
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Old 02-21-2010, 09:43 PM
 
Location: DC/Brooklyn, NY/Miami, FL
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Washington, D.C.
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Old 02-22-2010, 05:34 AM
 
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I'm a native New Yorker that's looking to relocate to another city and state. After living in the boroughs my entire life I both need and want a change of pace. Also finding work here isn't exactly easy. Over the last several months I've been considering Nebraska which is where my fiance and son are staying for now however I'm open to trying other states preferably one where I can find work and begin setting up a permanent residence for my family, which is something that's easier said than done here in NYC.


There was a recent article that said that Lincoln Nebraska has a very low unempolyment rate. Omaha is also a good choice
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Old 02-22-2010, 07:12 AM
 
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The Dakotas are also in pretty good shape right now.
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Old 02-22-2010, 01:29 PM
 
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If you want the Plains, try Sioux Falls SD, Fargo ND or Rapid City SD, along with the major cities in Nebraska.

If you wanted to stay in NY State, I would say that Ithaca, Saratoga Springs, Plattsburgh and Watertown are some smaller cities that have actually grown in Upstate NY and have lower unemployment rates.
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Old 02-22-2010, 01:36 PM
 
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It seems like the major Texas cities may be your best bet:

the-best-and-worst-cities-for-recession-recovery: Personal Finance News from Yahoo! Finance
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Old 02-22-2010, 02:39 PM
 
Location: Plano, Texas
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I think the answer to your question is largely based on what it is that you do or what field you are seeking employment in. Some states or areas that are regarded as having high unemployment or bad economies might actually have some specific fields where the job outlook/prospects are strong, and where a company would be looking for someone just like you. Just my two cents from experience.

With that said, there are plenty of New Yorkers moving down to the Carolinas and other parts of the Southeast for jobs and a lower cost of living. The I-85 corridor extending from Raleigh to Atlanta attracts a lot of New Yorkers in a variety of fields.
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Old 02-24-2010, 12:44 PM
 
Location: NYC
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Default I can relate...........

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I'm a native New Yorker that's looking to relocate to another city and state. After living in the boroughs my entire life I both need and want a change of pace. Also finding work here isn't exactly easy. Over the last several months I've been considering Nebraska which is where my fiance and son are staying for now however I'm open to trying other states preferably one where I can find work and begin setting up a permanent residence for my family, which is something that's easier said than done here in NYC.
Thanks for posting this. I am in the same situation and feel that maybe it's time to move on. I've come to appreciate NYC as I grew older but now with this recession and the city becoming so expensive I'm beginning to weigh my options.

Currently I'm in the construction field (union Ironworker) but I also have a background in finance and customer service.I'm looking up places like AZ,CA,NV, and TX.

I don't have anything holding me down and I'm pretty much open to any type of career.
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Old 02-24-2010, 12:55 PM
 
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Thanks for posting this. I am in the same situation and feel that maybe it's time to move on. I've come to appreciate NYC as I grew older but now with this recession and the city becoming so expensive I'm beginning to weigh my options.

Currently I'm in the construction field (union Ironworker) but I also have a background in finance and customer service.I'm looking up places like AZ,CA,NV, and TX.

I don't have anything holding me down and I'm pretty much open to any type of career.
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