Friday, April 3, 2009

Low Unemployment Rates Resulting In Relocation

Many graduating college students have a lingering fear when it comes to job searching and future employment; it's the idea of possibly having to relocate. As of right now our economy is so bad that many cities have reached unemployment percentages that are higher than ten percent. People are losing their jobs daily and with even more cut backs the rates are only predicted to increase. 
For graduating students here at Boise State you might have to considered relocating when applying for your potential career. If you aren't afraid to relocate there could be more job opportunities for you! According to the CNN.com there were 46 cities in September 2008 that have unemployment rates that are below four percent. Of those 46 cities 13 cities are only a state or two away from Idaho. The 13 cities include and their unemployment rates include:
  • Sioux Falls, South Dakota - 2.5
  • Idaho Falls, Idaho - 3.3
  • Rapid City, South Dakota - 2.9
  • Bismarck, North Dakota - 2.5
  • Casper, Wyoming - 2.5
  • Logan, Utah - 2.5
  • Fargo, North Dakota - 2.8
  • Lincoln, Nebraska - 3.0
  • Prove-Orem, Utah - 3.0
  • Billings, Montana - 3.1
  • Salt Lake City, Utah - 3.2
  • Grand Forks. North Dakota - 3.4
  • Ogden-Clearfield, Utah - 3.5

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