While Washington, D.C., marked three years as the best city in America to find a job, December also saw Riverside, CA hit a less auspicious milestone. For 36 straight months, the city in southern California’s Inland Empire region has been stuck as the worst U.S. city to find a job. Riverside’s poor finish was bittersweet, however, as it was also the only city among all 30 metro areas measured by the CareerCast.com/JobSerf Employment Index to avoid posting a loss in December.
There were few changes among the 10 worst cities to find a job in December, as Memphis, Detroit, Tampa and Louisville rounded out the bottom five for the sixth month in a row. Finishing in 25th place was Cincinnati, which posted a 10 point loss for the month and fell from 21st place.
If you want to relocate but are worried about moving to a bad job market, take note of these metro areas, which make up December 2010’s 10 Worst Cities to Find a Job: