Twin Cities Area is the Fourth Best Job Market in the US

Using statistics and analysis of the biggest 50 cities from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Juju.com's monthly Job Search Difficulty Index for Major Cities and Moody's Economy.com, Forbes recently released its list of America's Best and Worst Job Markets.

According to a recent analysis, Minneapolis and St. Paul ranks as the 4th best major community for job markets throughout the United States. The Twin Cities Area's unemployment rate stands at 6.5%, compared to the 9.1%. There is an average of 2.68 job-seekers per opening.

In the Twin Cities area "employment is expected to recover fully by mid-2011, far earlier than nationally," according to a recent Moody's Economy.com analysis of the region. Look for growth in manufacturing and professional services jobs like accounting. Did we mention that the metro is home to the Mall of America, a retail and tourist destination, which is expanding?

Best U.S. cities for jobs:

  1. Washington, DC
  2. Boston, Massachusetts
  3. Austin, Texas
  4. Minneapolis/St Paul, Minnesota
  5. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  6. Baltimore, Maryland
  7. Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  8. Salt Lake City, Utah
  9. New York, New York
  10. Hartford, Connecticut
Worst U.S. cities for jobs:
  1. Las Vegas, Nevada
  2. Riverside, California
  3. Miami, Florida
  4. Detroit, Michigan
  5. Sacramento, California
  6. Los Angeles, California
  7. San Diego, California
  8. Providence, Rhode Island
  9. Jacksonville, Florida
  10. Orlando, Florida
Read the full America's Best and Worst Job Markets article at Forbes.

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