January 2011: The 10 Worst Cities to Find a Job

January 2011: The 10 Worst Cities to Find a Job

While the top 10 remained relatively stable in January, there were more changes among the 10 worst cities for job seekers. Riverside, CA, continued its record-setting run as America's worst city to find a job for the 36th month in a row, but cities such as Cincinnati, St. Louis Miami and Indianapolis all changed position.

To determine the cities with the 10 best and worst job markets each month, the CareerCast.com/JobSerf Employment 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, awarding each a per capita hiring score for the month. This gives a more complete picture of how easy (or difficult) it is to get a new job in each metro area.

Planning a relocation but don't know if you'll be able to find employment? These 10 metro areas represent the 10 worst U.S. cities for finding a job: