April 2011: The 10 Best (and Worst) Cities for Finding a Job

April 2011: The 10 Best (and Worst) Cities for Finding a Job

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CareerCast.com

For the fourth month in a row, US cities saw a gain in employment activity to the highest level since January 2008. Detroit saw the biggest percentage employment gain (+25%), with Indianapolis (+22%), San Diego (+23%) and Dallas (+21%) rounding out the list. San Francisco is the only city measured that saw a decline (-2%).

To determine the cities with the 10 best and worst job markets each month, the CareerCast.com/JobSerf Index surveys 30 different major metro areas across the U.S. for per capita job availability. Rather than simply reporting the cities with the most and least jobs, the Index measures the number of job openings relative to population. This gives a more complete picture of how easy (or difficult) it is to get a new job in each metro area.

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