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25 Best Cities to Find a Job
November 25, 2008, 9:47 am
Filed under: Jobs

As if this economy weren’t depressing enough, has analyzed the most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics data to identify the 25 best cities to find a job. And you can forget about New York, L.A., Chicago or even Denver. The winners:

1.  Sioux Falls, S.D.
2.  Rapid City, S.D.
3.  Idaho Falls, Idaho
4.  Bismarck, N.D. 
5.  Houma, La.
6.  Morgantown, W.V.
7.  Logan, Utah
8.  Fargo, N.D.
9.  Casper, Wyo.
10. Billings, Mont.
11. Ames, Iowa
12. Lafayette, La.
13. Midland, Tex.
14. Iowa CIty, Iowa
15. Lincoln, Neb.
16. Portsmouth, N.H.
17. Great Falls, Mont.
18. Charlestown, W.V.
19. Des Moines, Iowa
20. Missoula, Mont.
21. Salt Lake City, Utah
22. Provo, Utah
23. Odessa, Tex.
24. Pocatello, Idaho
25. Sioux City, Iowa

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Curiously, I left Colorado in 2000 for a job in Des Moines after losing a Denver job in 1999. There was nothing in Colorado for me at the time. This summer I was downsized from my Des Moines financial services job after eight years, along with many other colleagues. Although we’re all well qualified (I have a master’s degree in journalism, am accredited in public relations and hold two securities licenses), no one is finding work in Des Moines or anywhere else at this point. It’s clearly an employer’s market.

Comment by Jenny Herring

Ames Iowa rocks.

Comment by Bjorn Olafson

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