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

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

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CareerCast.com

Despite retailers gearing up for the holiday season, hiring dropped for most cities in October. San Francisco is the only city on our list to see any positive (2% gain) employment activity during the month. The biggest losers in hiring activity this month were Louisville (-22%), Memphis (-20%) and Milwaukee (-16%).

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.

Want to know where the jobs are? These metro areas made up the 10 best cities to find a job in October:

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