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The Worst Cities for Finding a Job

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If you are searching for a job, you probably won't have much luck finding one in Reno, Nev., new data shows.

Research from the online career community CareerBliss revealed that the Biggest Little City in World, Boulder, Colo., and Wichita, Kan., top this year's rankings of the 20 worst cities to find a job in. The cities were ranked based on unemployment data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of open jobs over a six-month period in 2012 and more than 14,000 company reviews submitted to CareerBliss by current and former employees.

"The list is intended to provide a full view of the job market," said CareerBliss CEO Heidi Golledge.

The other 20 worst cities to find jobs in are:

  • Greensboro, N.C.
  • Birmingham, Ala.
  • El Paso, Texas
  • Lafayette, Ind.
  • Greenville, S.C.
  • Augusta, Ga.
  • Oklahoma City, Okla.
  • Albuquerque, N.M.
  • Philadelphia, Pa.
  • Detroit, Mich.
  • Nashville, Tenn.
  • New Orleans, La.
  • Palm Bay, Fla.
  • Columbus, Ohio
  • Baltimore, Md.
  • Little Rock, Ark.
  • Raleigh, N.C.

"While these cities may pose more difficulty to job seekers, it's not hopeless," Golledge said. "All job candidates, but especially those in these more difficult job markets, need to go above and beyond to score a job."

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Chad Brooks

Chad Brooks is a Chicago-based writer and editor with nearly 20 years in media. A 1998 journalism graduate of Indiana University, Chad began his career with Business News Daily in 2011 as a freelance writer. In 2014, he joined the staff full time as a senior writer. Before Business News Daily, Chad spent nearly a decade as a staff reporter for the Daily Herald in suburban Chicago, covering a wide array of topics including local and state government, crime, the legal system and education. Chad has also worked on the other side of the media industry, promoting small businesses throughout the United States for two years in a public relations role. His first book, How to Start a Home-Based App Development Business, was published in 2014. He lives with his wife and daughter in the Chicago suburbs.

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