NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Are you willing to move to give your career a boost? Some of the best job opportunities are located in small and mid-sized metro areas rather than large cities, especially those along the coasts.
ZipRecruiter, a company that simplifies the hiring process for hundreds of thousands of small businesses, undertook the task of finding out where the best job opportunities are in the U.S. by analyzing its database of applicant-to-employer ratios, applications-to-job posting ratios, as well as U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data, among other things.
The top cities with job opportunities are all located in states with unemployment rates below the national average of 5.6%, according to the latest BLS data.
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Unemployment Rate: 3% (as of November)
State Unemployment Rate: 3.6% (as of December)
Encompassing 11 counties in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis-St. Paul, the metro area boasts its Chamber of Commerce boasts its diverse economy, including agriculture, food processing, computing, printing and publishing, large- and small-scale manufacturing, health care, arts and entertainment as well as medical instruments, education and finance.
Which industries are hiring: Professional services lead the charge, accounting for around 33% of all new positions created according the Star Tribune. Health and life sciences, agriculture and water technology, advanced manufacturing and financial services are also strong industries in the area.