America’s Best Places to Find a Job 2009


Is the American economy rebounding or not? The most trusted media outlets are constantly debating the answer to the question on everyone’s mind in some capacity. At Onboard Informatics, we understand the key to success in analyzing the economic climate is to do so at the most granular level. Our client U.S. News & World Report also values the evidence of comparing local economies, and has done so in their list of America’s Best Places to Find a Job 2009. Onboard’s data and algorithm powered this expansion of U.S. News’ “Best Places” series.


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U.S. News evaluated unemployment rates, job growth, and career opportunity data in over 2,000 cities before editors chose the top cities, listed alphabetically:

• Anchorage, AK • Arlington, VA • Columbus, OH • Honolulu, HI • Houston, TX • Oklahoma City, OK • Salt Lake City, UT • Shreveport, LA • Tallahassee, FL • Wichita, KS

Be sure to read the article for the reasons why each city is a promising place to start a career. Additionally, seasoned professionals and fresh graduates alike can find the best place to work for their lifestyle and quality-of-life preferences with U.S. News’s online search tool.

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