5 Best Places to Find a Job

In these troubled times, more and more job seekers would do everything to find a decent job, and that includes the willingness to relocate.  While other out-of-work professionals consider looking for jobs in major cities like New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, many smart job seekers are able to find jobs in the smallest of towns.

Not every city in the US has high unemployment rate.  Here is a list of American towns that have low grades in unemployment and can give you a higher chance of landing that job.

Sioux Falls, South Dakota

The state’s largest city has an unemployment rate of 2.4 percent and a job growth rate of 2.1 percent.  What began as a quarrying and farming town, Sioux Falls now rely on a variety of services from financial, health care, and retail trade.  Among its major employers include Sanford Health, Avera Health, Wells Fargo, and Citigroup, Inc.

Rapid City, South Dakota

South Dakota’s second largest city is proud of its 2.5-percent unemployment rate.  Compared to Sioux Falls, residents of Rapid City can find work on heavy industries such as mining for sand, gravel, and other raw materials; as well as government services, whether local, state, and federal.  The city’s largest employers include Ellsworth Air Force Base, Army National Guard, and Rapid City Regional Hospital.

Idaho Falls, Idaho

The largest city in Eastern Idaho has an unemployment rate of 2.5 percent.  Formerly an agricultural town, the town became highly dependent on high-income jobs after the Atomic Energy Commission built the National Reactor Testing Station, which used to be its major employer.  Nowadays, Idaho Falls has call centers, retail stores, entertainment venues, restaurants, and a regional health center.

Bismarck, North Dakota

Being the state capital, it is unsurprising why the state government is the city’s largest employer.  Bismarck also keep their 2.6-percent unemployment rate thanks to their major employers such as St. Alexius Medical Center, Medcenter One Health Systems, Bobcat Company, and Bismarck Public Schools.

Houma, Louisiana

Since its destruction after Hurricane Katrina, economic growth has been steady for Houma as major industries need considerable amount of workers to fill new jobs that are being created.  The largest employers of this metro area include the school districts, offshore operations and services, and health services.  With an unemployment rate of 2.7 percent, it is highly likely that people with experience on heavy industries will have a shot of getting a job here.

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