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Top Ten US Cities to Find A Job: Q3 2013

THE TOP 50 PLACES TO FIND A JOB THE 50 EASIEST PLACES TΟ ΜΑΚΕ Α HIRE Welcome to our latest analysis of the real best places to hire and get hired nationwide. See which metro areas came out on top in Q3 2013. BEYOND.com. Q3 2013 CAREER TRENDS ANALYSIS REPORT WHERE THE JOBS ARE Top Ten Places with the Most Job Opportunities per Capita Looking for a new job? Check out the Midwest, where six of our top ten cities with the highest number of open positions and the least competition are located-meaning right now, the Midwest is best (for a job). Let's take a closer look at the top 10: 1. Jackson, TN 2. San Jose, CA 17 6. Champaign, IL 11 7. Pittsfield, MA 126 8. Lawton, OK 111 9. Springfield, IL 168 T10 3. Kokomo, IN 15 4. Lima, OH 118 5. Bloomington, IL 43 10. Terre Haute, IN 129 THE TOP TEN METROS AT-A-GLANCE 1. Jackson, TN 2. San Jose, CA 3. Kokomo, IN TOP INDUSTRIES THAT CREATED JOBS: TOP INDUSTRIES THAT CREATED JOBS: TOP INDUSTRIES THAT CREATED JOBS: » Transportation & Logistics » Information Technology » Transportation & Logistics » Healthcare & Medical » Healthcare & Medical » Healthcare & Medical » Merchandising, Purchasing & Retail » Management & Business » Merchandising, Purchasing & Retail TOP JOB TITLES EMPLOYERS NEED TO FILL: TOP JOB TITLES EMPLOYERS NEED TO FILL: TOP JOB TITLES EMPLOYERS NEED TO FILL: » Software Engineers » Owner Operators » Registered Nurses » Physicians » Java Developers » Nurses » Owner Operators Physicians » Customer Service Representatives EASIEST JOBS TO HIRE FOR: » Cashiers » Software Engineers EASIEST JOBS TO HIRE FOR: EASIEST JOBS TO HIRE FOR: » Cashiers » Production Workers » Licensed Practical Nurses » Customer Service Representatives » Sales Associates » Medical Assistants » Registered Nurses AVERAGE SALARY: UNEMPLOYMENT RATE: AVERAGE SALARY: UNEMPLOYMENT RATE: AVERAGE SALARY: UNEMPLOYMENT RATE: $37,000 8.9% $69,000 7.2% $38,000 9.1% JOB POSTING GROWTH JOB POSTING GROWTH JOB POSTING GROWTH COST OF LIVING: 11% below natl avg COST OF LIVING: COST OF LIVING: (Q3 2012 to Q3 2013): (Q3 2012 to Q3 2013): (Q3 2012 to Q3 2013): 10% below nat'i avg 52% above nat'l avg 101% 6% 113% RATIO OF UNEMPLOYED TO JOBS POSTED: 2:1 RATIO OF UNEMPLOYED TO JOBS POSTED: 1:1 RATIO OF UNEMPLOYED TO JOBS POSTED: 1:l Jackson was a railroad junction and home to famed train engineer, Casey Jones, who was killed - yet managed to save all of his passengers - when his train collided with a stalled freight train . San Jose is "the capital of Silicon Valley." They use computers to make cool stuff here. Thanks to a natural gas boom in the 1880s, Kokomo attracted several different industries that resulted in technological innovations. These achievements gave Kokomo the nickname the "City of Firsts". 4. Lima, OH 5. Bloomington, IL 6. Champaign, IL TOP INDUSTRIES THAT CREATED JOBS: » Transportation & Logistics » Information Technology TOP INDUSTRIES THAT CREATED JOBS: TOP INDUSTRIES THAT CREATED JOBS: » Transportation & Logistics » Transportation & Logistics » Healthcare & Medical » Healthcare & Medical » Merchandising, Purchasing & Retail » Healthcare & Medical » Merchandising, Purchasing, & Retail TOP JOB TITLES EMPLOYERS NEED TO FILL: TOP JOB TITLES EMPLOYERS NEED TO FILL: TOP JOB TITLES EMPLOYERS NEED TO FILL: » Owner Operators » Physicians » Assistant Store Managers » Owner Operators » Truck Drivers » Java Developers » Business Analysts » Registered Nurses » Sales Associates EASIEST JOBS TO HIRE FOR: EASIEST JOBS TO HIRE FOR: EASIEST JOBS TO HIRE FOR: » Cashiers » Sales Associates » Customer Service Representatives » Receptionists » Certified Nursing Assistants » Cashiers » Housekeeper » Registered Nurses Accountant AVERAGE SALARY: UNEMPLOYMENT RATE: AVERAGE SALARY: UNEMPLOYMENT RATE: AVERAGE SALARY: UNEMPLOYMENT RATE: $40,000 8.1% $42,000 7.8% $41,000 8.9% JOB POSTING GROWTH JOB POSTING GROWTH JOB POSTING GROWTH COST OF LIVING: 6% below nat'l avg COST OF LIVING: 0.3% below nat'l avg COST OF LIVING: (Q3 2012 to Q3 2013): (Q3 2012 to Q3 2013): (Q3 2012 to Q3 2013): 1% below nat'l avg 148% 3% 82% RATIO OF UNEMPLOYED TO JOBS POSTED: 2:1 RATIO OF UNEMPLOYED TO JOBS POSTED: 2:1 RATIO OF UNEMPLOYED TO JOBS POSTED: 1:1 Bloomington is the birthplace of the beer nut and they are still produced here today. Champaign is often referred to as the Silicon Prairie due to its close vicinity to University of Ilinois at Urbana-Champaign and the number of well known tech startup companies. Lima was once home to the largest oil field in the United States. 7. Pittsfield, MA 8. Lawton, OK Top Places to Find a Job (NUMBERS 11 - 50) TOP INDUSTRIES THAT CREATED JOBS: TOP INDUSTRIES THAT CREATED JOBS: » Healthcare & Medical » Transportation & Logistics » Merchandising, Purchasing & Retail & l » Healthcare & Medical » Merchandising, Purchasing & Retail 11. Manchester, NH 17 TOP JOB TITLES EMPLOYERS NEED TO FILL: TOP JOB TITLES EMPLOYERS NEED TO FILL: 12. Muncie, IN 152 » Physicians » Company Truck Drivers » Registered Nurses »Owner Operator 13. Des Moines, IA 18 14. Ames, IA 163 » Physical Therapists » Store Associates 15. Davenport, IA t105 EASIEST JOBS TO HIRE FOR: » Cashiers » Pharmacy Technicians » Dental Assistants EASIEST JOBS TO HIRE FOR: Cashiers 16. Cedar Rapids, IA 121 » Managers 17. Decatur, IL. 125 » Medical Assistants 18. Cheyenne, WY 412 AVERAGE SALARY: AVERAGE SALARY: $39,000 UNEMPLOYMENT RATE: UNEMPLOYMENT RATE: 19. Bowling Green, KY 137 $41,000 7.1% 6.2% 20. Sandusky, OH 15 JOB POSTING GROWTH JOB POSTING GROWTH COST OF LIVING: COST OF LIVING: (Q3 2012 to Q3 2013): (Q3 2012 to Q3 2013): 21. Elmira, NY 152 2% above nat'l avg 10% below nat'l avg 45% 85% 22. Danville, IL 1137 RATIO OF UNEMPLOYED TO JOBS POSTED: 2:1 RATIO OF UNEMPLOYED TO JOBS POSTED: 2:1 23. Iowa City, IA 17 24. Harrisburg, PA 410 Around 1907, Pittsfield became the center of the woolen manufacturing industry in the U.S. The industry would be the community's primary employer for 100 years. Lawton's landscape is typical of the Great Plains-flat with gently rolling hills. 25. Richmond, VA 123 26. Fort Wayne, IN 410 27. Dubuque, IA 134 28. Roanoke, VA 415 29. Peoria, IL 158 9. Springfield, IL 30. St. Joseph, MO f108 10. Terre Haute, IN 31. Waterloo, IA 118 TOP INDUSTRIES THAT CREATED JOBS: TOP INDUSTRIES THAT CREATED JOBS: » Transportation & Logistics » Transportation & Logistics 32. Sioux City, IA 12 33. Columbus, GA 34. Kansas City, MO » Healthcare & Medical » Healthcare & Medical 12 » Merchandising, Purchasing, & Retail » Merchandising, Purchasing & Retail 19 TOP JOB TITLES EMPLOYERS NEED TO FILL: TOP JOB TITLES EMPLOYERS NEED TO FILL: 35. Waco, TX 19 » Owner Operators » Owner Operators » Certified Nursing Assistants » Customer Service Representatives 36. Charlotte, NC 425 » Physicians » Customer Service Representatives 37. Williamsport, PA 172 38. Clarksville, TN 43 EASIEST JOBS TO HIRE FOR: EASIEST JOBS TO HIRE FOR: » Housekeepers » Certified Nursing Assistants » Forklift Operators » Cashiers » Registered Nurses 39. San Francisco, CA 430 40. Abilene, TX 14 » Construction Laborers ******* AVERAGE SALARY 41. Washington, DC 431 AVERAGE SALARY: UNEMPLOYMENT RATE: UNEMPLOYMENT RATE: $40.000 8.0% $37,000 10.7% 42. Jonesboro, AR t107 43. Fayetteville, AR 143 JOB POSTING GROWTH (Q3 2012 to Q3 2013): JOB POSTING GROWTH COST OF LIVING: COST OF LIVING: (Q3 2012 to Q3 2013): 44. South Bend, IN 45. Casper, WY 46. Owensboro, KY 10% below nat'l avg 9% below nat'l avg 131 64% 159% 19 RATIO OF UNEMPLOYED TO JOBS POSTED: 2:1 RATIO OF UNEMPLOYED TO JOBS POSTED: 2:1 169 47. Topeka, KS t115 Springfield's most famous former resident is Abraham Lincoln, who lived here until he went to the White House. Terre Haute is home to several higher education institutions including Indiana State University and has thus embraced its college town persona. 48. Rockford, IL 49. Lafayette, IN 136 180 50. Battle Creek, MI 61

Top Ten US Cities to Find A Job: Q3 2013

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This Beyond.com employment data report analyzes where the jobs are compared with Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Civilian Labor Numbers for the same time period. We've also examined job posting data...

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