March 2012: The 10 Best (and Worst) Cities for Finding a JobMarch 2012: The 10 Best (and Worst) Cities for Finding a Job
The start of spring has heated up some job markets more quickly than others. Memphis (+14%), St. Louis (+13%) and Tampa (+12%) were the hiring activity winners for March with Los Angeles, Miami , San Diego , and Nashville all posting gains of +10% as well. Only three cities saw a loss in managerial hiring in March, Detroit (-7%), Milwaukee (-5%) and Cleveland (-3%), and all of them had had double-digit gains in February.
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 March: