February 2010: The 8 Best and Worst Cities to Find a Job

February 2010: The 8 Best and Worst Cities to Find a Job

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CareerCast.com/JobSerf Employment Index

Looking at U.S. cities with the most available job openings, for the eighth month in a row Washington, D.C., finished as the best city to find a job, and its overall Index score continued to grow, rising 7 points to 138. In fact, February's list of the 10 best cities to find a job remained virtually unchanged from previous months, with the exception of Philadelphia, which enjoyed an 8-point gain in job availability to take over 10th place from San Diego. Apart from this, however, all other cities in the top 10 retained their position, and nearly all enjoyed a slight increase in job availability. In fact, February's hiring surge was felt outside the nation's top 10 metro areas as well, as even the Index's bottom two cities, Detroit and Riverside, California, enjoyed gains of 4 and 1 points, respectively.

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