CareerBliss Outlines Best & Worst Cities to Find a Job

This just in: If you live in L.A. or Tucson, it’s likely you’ll have a better shot at landing employment this year than Boulder or Milwaukee.

According to CareerBliss’ new report, 2013 Best and Worst Cities to Find a Job, happiness data was examined. In addition to factoring in employment trends and job openings, happiness data was collected via employee reviews of their employer.

To drill it down even more, 10 factors were taken into account that impact a happy environment such as work-life balance, relationship with his/her boss and co-workers, work environment, job resources, compensation, growth opportunities, company culture, company reputation, daily tasks, and job control over the work performed on a daily basis.

Each submitted review was given an average score between one and five. More than 30,000 reviews were evaluated. Plus, CareerBliss analyzed unemployment trends within each city along with job openings from November 2011 until this past November.

Best cities to find a job

1. Los Angeles
2. Tucson
3. Dayton
4. Virginia Beach
5. Richmond
6. St. Louis
7. Birmingham
8. Houston
9. Indianapolis
10. Dallas

Worst cities to find a job

1. Boulder
2. Milwaukee
3. Buffalo
4. Wichita
5. Allentown
6. El Paso
7. Baltimore
8. Philadelphia
9. New York City
10. Reno