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Old 05-22-2013, 12:53 AM
 
Location: MI
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If you absolutely needed a job and lived in a high unemployment area where would you go?

I'm looking at a few locations.

Nebraska seems fairly good, so does North Dakota but it is very cold and less population means less opportunity overall.

I'm strongly considering Omaha.

If you had to relocate where would you go?
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Old 05-22-2013, 06:22 AM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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If you absolutely needed a job and lived in a high unemployment area where would you go?
If you had to relocate where would you go?
You go where they're hiring for YOUR skill set.
If it's cold there... buy long underwear.

If you don't have any actual skill set (which applies to far more of the unemployed than they
will want to admit)... you go where they'll hire the unskilled and teach them something useful.
Learn something useful.

The more attractive and comfortable places to live generally pay the low skilled lousy wages.
They don't do a whole lot better for the skilled.
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Old 05-22-2013, 06:37 AM
 
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If you absolutely needed a job and lived in a high unemployment area where would you go?

I'm looking at a few locations.

Nebraska seems fairly good, so does North Dakota but it is very cold and less population means less opportunity overall.

I'm strongly considering Omaha.

If you had to relocate where would you go?
Austin or Houston Texas, Richmond Virginia --- cost of living is still pretty low in those areas (compared to the confiscatory COL of the northeast) and job growth is booming across the board
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Old 05-22-2013, 11:55 AM
 
Location: A tropical island
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Southwest Louisiana is booming!
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Old 05-22-2013, 03:38 PM
 
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Alaska in the summer is a great spot to make a good check to hold you over.
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Old 05-22-2013, 04:15 PM
 
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Yes it depends a lot on what kind of job -- skilled jobs aren't too hard to find and for those it depends a lot on the job field. For unskilled, I'd look to see what part of the country has fewer cheap labor immigrants because when it comes to low wage jobs, they grab them up and keep the wages way down and always have plenty of relatives to refer and recruit them to come.
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Old 05-22-2013, 04:52 PM
 
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Salt Lake City.

Not a bad place to go for work.
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Old 05-23-2013, 09:04 AM
 
Location: West Orange, NJ
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Austin or Houston Texas, Richmond Virginia --- cost of living is still pretty low in those areas (compared to the confiscatory COL of the northeast) and job growth is booming across the board
COL of living in Northeast may be high, but so is compensation. I know of a company relocating some operations from NJ to FL and when you look at the costs if you choose to move as a family, it ain't all that cheaper yet incomes are being slashed. So it's all relative.

As for where to move - you move to where the jobs are that you qualify for. If that's NYC, fine. If it's Austin, fine. If it's both, and Austin can offer you comparable income at a lower COL, then go to Austin.

It truly depends on your profession/skills.
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Old 05-23-2013, 10:24 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Austin or Houston Texas, Richmond Virginia --- cost of living is still pretty low in those areas (compared to the confiscatory COL of the northeast) and job growth is booming across the board
I would change that to be Dallas or Houston, Texas (or Richmond VA). Austin has jobs, but it also has way more people moving here than the jobs could support. And the cost of living is higher than anywhere else in Texas. DFW and Houston, on the other hand, are bigger and more diverse job markets with lower COL.
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Old 05-24-2013, 07:33 PM
 
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North Dakota has some jobs. Not enough to employ everyone in the country who wants to work, of course, but the climate and location keeps many away.
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