June 2012: The 10 Best (and Worst) Cities for Finding a JobJune 2012: The 10 Best (and Worst) Cities for Finding a Job
Of the 30 metro areas measured by the CareerCast.com/JobSerf employment index, those in the Northeast saw the most managerial hiring activity in June. Boston (+16%), Philadelphia (+11%), New York (+10%) and Pittsburgh (+10%) all saw double-digit gains in per-capita hiring, and all finished within the top 15 cities for job seekers. This mirrors the Northeast region as a whole, which saw a 13% gain in employment activity for the month.
“All cities showed minor increases in activity due to a weak employment market in May,” says Jay Martin, COO, JobSerf. “We are encouraged by this glimmer of good news.”
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 June 2012: