TOP 10 PLACES WHERE JOBS ARE PLENTIFUL

Posted by DB Wilson on Tuesday, January 5th, 2010 at 2:40pm.

The Editors of Money magazine examined its list of the top 100 Best Places to Live and identified these 10 counties where the living is easy and the unemployment rate is far below the 10% national average.

1. Cass County, ND - 3.4% unemployment
2. Madison County, NE - 3.9%
3. Platte County, NE - 4%
4. Sarpy County, NE - 4.7%
5. Dallas County, IA - 4.7%
6. Grafton County, NH - 5.1%
7. Dane County, WI - 5.2%
*8. Boulder County, CO- 5.3%
9. Roanoke County, VA - 5.6%
10. Saline County, AK - 5.7%

Source: CNNMoney.com (12/29/2009)
BLS unemployment data is from Oct 2009, the most recent available.

*8. Boulder County, Colorado

Towns include: Boulder, Superior, Longmont, Louisville, Lafayette, Lyons, Nederland, Niwot
Best Places to Live rank: 13th
Unemployment rate: 5.3%

According to www.CNNMoney.com, at the heels of the Rocky Mountains is the beautiful County of Boulder. While many people come for the University of Colorado, graduates stay because of the plentiful job opportunities. Or perhaps, it’s due to Chief Niwot. It is said, as eloquent and capable as he was with the English language, he told the European erstwhile settlers the area was cursed. He is said to have told them the Curse of Boulder Valley is: “People seeing the beauty of this valley will want to stay, and their staying will be the undoing of the beauty.”

Tech firms including IBM, Sun Microsystems and Ball Aerospace are some of Boulder's top employers. IBM recently announced that it's adding another 500 jobs, mostly at the call center at its Boulder facility. Outside of the city, the area's rich agricultural history remains largely unchanged with active farms and mining towns that date back to the 1800’s. Boulder County’s beauty has not been undone.  If you are thinking about moving here, give RE/MAX of Boulder a call at 303.449.7000 or 800.825.7000 or visit www.BoulderCO.com

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