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Looking for Work? Here's Where to Go

24/7 Wall St. ranks US cities based on 5-year employment increase
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 13, 2018 8:11 AM CST

(Newser) – It's a good time to be looking for work. The unemployment rate sat at 3.7%, a 49-year low, for October with a better-than-expected 250,000 jobs added, per CNN. 24/7 Wall St. knows where to find them, having ranked US metro areas based on the percent increase in total employment from August 2013 to August 2018. The top 10:

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  1. Lake Charles, La.: 28.3%
  2. Bend-Redmond, Ore.: 26.6%
  3. Elkhart-Goshen, Ind.: 24%
  4. St. George, Utah: 23.4%
  5. Greeley, Colo.: 21.1%
  6. Provo-Orem, Utah: 20.9%
  7. Gainesville, Ga.: 20.9%
  8. Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, Ark.-Mo.: 20%
  9. Boise City, Idaho: 18.6%
  10. Austin-Round Rock, Texas: 18.4%
Click for the full list or see the best and worst states for jobs. (No experience? No problem.)

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