The current historically high unemployment rate is characteristic of the tough economic times the country is currently experiencing. Still, certain U.S. cities have been less affected than others. These cities tend to be those with major universities, hospitals and manufacturers, as these produce enough job opportunities to help support the population. The following are the best ten US cities to search for a job in 2013 according to Money Journal.
For each advertised job, there are just over two people; this makes Hartford a city of great career opportunity. A number of big corporations such as United Technologies, which is a technology and aerospace company, Hartford Financial Services Group and Aetna health insurance have all been based out of Hartford and tend to be among the city’s top employers.
New York City,New York
Plenty of job opportunities lie in wait in the city that never sleeps, with an economy supporting over 580,000 workers. The biggest New York City industries are social work and health, where over 300,000 people work in insurance and finance, many of which with Wall Street. The sector for hospitality offers services to over 50 million tourists annually.
Milwaukee boasts itself as the location in which big names are based, including the Medical College of Wisconsin, GE Healthcare, the department store Kohl’s and the manufacturer of motorcycles, Harley-Davidson.
The top Baltimore employers are education and health, with more than 38,000 workers in the health care field. The city’s leading employer is John Hopkins University, which is a medical community that is world-renowned. Another source of Baltimore jobs are the University of Maryland and the hospital system there.
A number of technology companies call Austin home, such as Dell Computers. The largest Austin employer is the state itself, but businesses such as Apple and IBM hire thousands of city workers. Austin’s University of Texas and other facilities for education additionally give many job opportunities throughout the city.
The country’s lowest unemployment rate can be found in the capital of the nation and its surrounding locations, Arlington and McLean. Many professionals with degrees in healthcare, engineering and business reside in these places. Over 200,000 people are employed by the federal government in this area, and great volumes of people are employed by universities, consulting firms and nonprofit organizations.
St. Paul, Minnesota
In the capital city of Minnesota, over 28,000 people are employed by the government. Manufacturing and health care also are big industries that employ many people in St. Paul, such as 3M, which has local production plants. A total of 18 companies for Fortune 500 have headquarters in the Twin Cities.
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Oklahoma City’s largest employer is the government, where over 38,000 people are employed by the local, state or federal government. The industry of telecommunications is thriving in this area. Dobson Communications, Cox Communications and AT&T are Oklahoma City’s top employers.
A major hub for education and healthcare, Boston is also home to major companies’ headquarters such as insurance company Liberty Mutual and Staples. Thousands of employees work at hospitals and facilities for higher education such as Northeastern University and Boston College.
Salt Lake City, Utah
The capital of Utah’s biggest private employer is Intermountain Health Care. Over 26,000 workers are employed there full time. Other major sources of employment in the city include Salt Lake City National Airport, the University of Utah and the state government.