Yesterday, I showed you a map charting the month-to-month trajectory of job losses across America in the past couple of years. For those having trouble finding work where you currently live, I suggested considering relocating to find work in parts of the country where there are jobs.
Last week, Forbes published their fifth annual “Best Cities for Jobs.” The study is based on the Metropolitan Statistical Areas published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The analysis looked at job growth in the last year and at how employment figures have changed since 1996.
They found that metropolitan areas in Texas and college towns have the best opportunities — or “least worst,” according to the authors — for employment.
“The reasons for the state’s relative success are varied. A healthy energy industry is certainly one cause. Many Texas high-fliers, including Odessa, Longview, Dallas and Houston, are home to energy companies that employ hordes of people–and usually at fairly high salaries for both blue- and white-collar workers,” according to the article.
Here are the top 10 best big cities to find work:
For the full list of cities and to read about why they have the most available jobs, click here.