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Looking For A Job? — Best Cities For Job-Seekers


Today, finding a job is no easy task and one may have to pay heed to the phrase “If the mountain will not come to Muhammad, then Muhammad must go to the mountain” — that is, if one’s will does not prevail, one must submit to an alternative.

The alternative in question may very well include seeking employment elsewhere other than one’s own hometown or city.

The website, provides some useful insights pertaining to some of the best cities one may want to consider in  one’s search for a job.

The site reports thus:

Looking for a job? Whether you just graduated or are simply looking to make a change, it might be time to reconsider your location — not all cities are created equally. And which city will give you the most opportunity largely depends on what career path you’ve chosen.

Nationally, the unemployment rate is holding at less than 5% — down from a 2009 high of around 10% — and the job market is seeing steady growth. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, most of that growth between 2012 and 2015 has taken place in a few key sectors.

Two occupation categories are in a league of their own when it comes to growth, boasting a nearly 5% lead over the next-closest occupation. Community and social service grew 14.61% and computer and mathematics grew by 14.49%. Next up are health care practitioners and technicians at 9.89% growth, and construction and extraction at 9.24%. Closely behind is art, design, entertainment, sports, and media with 8.42%. (We’ll detail what these categories include later on.)

For reference, the national average for growth in all categories was just 4.47%, rendering these numbers for the top five fastest-growing careers all the more impressive.

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Edited by Jesus Chan

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