November 2011: The 10 Best (and Worst) Cities for Finding a JobNovember 2011: The 10 Best (and Worst) Cities for Finding a Job
As hiring across the nation remained fairly static in November, only a few cities such as Riverside (-10%), Phoenix (-8%), and Cleveland (-7%) had any sort of significant decrease in job activity. Philadelphia (+5%), Washington D.C. (+3%) and Memphis (+3%) were the cities that had the most jobs available this past month.
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 November: