Here Are The 10 U.S. Cities With The Highest Unemployment And The 10 Who Have Jobs Galore

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Finding a job can be hard these days. Especially if you live in the wrong city. Truth is, many cities just don’t have enough jobs to support all the people that live there.

That and the fact that well, you’re not qualified for any of the openings. Sorry, man.

Okay, maybe it’s not you. Maybe you just live in one of these cities where finding a job is damn near impossible. Like these…

Rank, City, Unemployment Rate
1. Yuma, Arizona: 23.1%
2. El Centro, California: 22.6%
3t. Visalia-Porterville, California: 12.3% (tie)
3t. Ocean City, New Jersey: 12.3% (tie)
3t. Merced, California: 12.3% (tie)
6. Yuba City, California: 12%
7. Hanford-Corcoran, California: 11.7%
8. Atlantic City-Hammonton, New Jersey: 11.3%
9. Fresno, California: 11.2%
10t. Stockton, California: 10.7%
10t. Modesto, California: 10.7%
10t. Madera-Chowchilla, California: 10.7%

Damn, California? I thought you were the Land of Milk and Honey.

BUT! If you live in one of these 10 cities, according to Forbes, you’re golden.

Rank, City, Unemployment Rate
1. Lincoln, Nebraska: 2.1%
2t. Fargo, North Dakota: 2.2%
2t. Mankato-North Mankato, Minnesota: 2.2%
4. Midland, Texas: 2.3%
5t. Ames, Iowa: 2.5%
5t. Bismarck, North Dakota: 2.5%
5t. Logan, Utah: 2.5%
5t. Iowa City, Iowa: 2.6%
5t. Rochester, Minnesota: 2.6%
10t. Grand Forks, North Dakota: 2.7%
10t. Sioux Falls, South Dakota: 2.7%

So how many people just booked a flight to Nebraska? North Dakota?

(Also I know that there are technically 23 cities combined on these lists… just go with it.)

H/T Forbes; Unemployed worker image by Shutterstock