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

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


The start of summer has heated up some job markets more quickly than others. Many favorite vacation spots have felt the temperatures rise and an increase of more jobs. Los Angeles saw a gain of 14% in managerial hiring over last month, followed by Miami (+10%) and Tampa (+5%). Not all cities have weathered the summer as well. Six cities had double-digit losses in June: Seattle (-15%), Washington, DC (-12%), Indianapolis (-12%), Louisville (-12%), Detroit (-11%) and Dallas (-10%).

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:

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