After a difficult year and a half, the employment market is finally beginning to show signs of life, as job availability increases in virtually every city in America. While this is good news, some cities will have a far longer road to recovery than others, and job seekers may want to consider relocation if they want to improve their chances of finding work. But which cities offer the best chance of finding a job, and which should be avoided?
Continuing a run that's lasted since July, Washington, D.C. reigns supreme as the best U.S. for finding a job, and the nation's capital added even more jobs last month. However, for the first time in nine months Boston's job availability growth rate is outpacing the District of Columbia, putting the Massachusetts city on pace to take over 1st place by late summer. On the other end of the spectrum, Riverside continues to struggle as the worst U.S. city for finding a job. So far the southern California city isn't benefiting from the nationwide employment recovery, sending it further behind the second- and third-worst finishers, Memphis and Detroit.