September 2010: The 10 Best and Worst Cities to Find a Job

September 2010: The 10 Best and Worst Cities to Find a Job

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To determine the cities with the 10 best and worst job markets each month, the Index surveys 30 different major metro areas across the U.S. in order to determine their 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.

September saw little change among the 10 best cities for finding a job, although just one of last month's two new additions managed to remain on the list. After an impressive surge to 9th place in August, Cleveland lost ground again and finished outside the top 10. Washington, D.C., on the other hand, continued its dominance and now has the highest score any city has recorded since the Index began collecting data.

Want to know where the jobs are? Check out these 10 cities, which offer candidates the best chance of finding new employment in the U.S.

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