A woman opens a glass door with a "Now Hiring" sign on it as she enters a Staples store in New York March 3, 2011.  New U.S. claims for 
unemployment benefits fell last week to their lowest level in 
more than 2-1/2 years, signalling an acceleration in job 
creation could be taking shape. 
 
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A woman opens a glass door with a "Now Hiring" sign on it as she enters a Staples store in New York March 3, 2011. New U.S. claims for ... unemployment benefits fell last week to their lowest level in more than 2-1/2 years, signalling an acceleration in job creation could be taking shape. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (UNITED STATES - Tags: EMPLOYMENT BUSINESS) (Reuters)

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.

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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.

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"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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