The Top 10 cities where employment rates and industries are thriving (and how to get a job there)

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While several of us are having difficulty adjusting to the new normal several job markets had to do the same. We are nearing month 8 of living with the coronavirus and all of the complications that come along with it including job losses. There is some good news however, a recent report from WalletHub Communications proves the job market has bounced back 46% from what it was at the peak of this crisis earlier this year.

The national unemployment rate is 7.9% compared to the abysmal 14.7% it reached when cases and shutdowns were at their peak. Let’s take a look at the states in the country where job recovery is climbing and what sort of positions you should look into applying for while you’re there.

1. Lincoln, Nebraska

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported the lowest claims of unemployment benefits in this state. Although cases are climbing again due to the cold weather, Lincoln, Nebraska has managed to weather the storm of this crisis reporting lower claims for unemployment benefits the week of October 19th and beyond. This denotes a slow recovery but recovery nonetheless.

Lincoln’s current unemployment rate is at 3.36%. There are a few thriving industries you can check out on our website here to be gainfully employed in the future! For example, Amazon Web Services posted a job today searching for a platform lead to support AWS environments.

2. Bismarck, North Dakota

We found job gains were recovering at a healthy pace in North Dakota after our interview with WalletHub Communication’s manager Diana Polk earlier this week. We took into account the level of unemployment from September of last year compared to September of this year simultaneously cross-referencing the increase of jobs by looking at unemployment rates from January 2020 to September 2020 to include and account for losses that were pandemic related. After analyzing the data we found a tremendous amount of job growth in the following industries here.

The rate of unemployment is at the lowest it’s been since pandemic related losses coming in at only 3.2%. Ulteig is searching for a lead transmission line engineer for project design, estimating construction costs, and specifying materials needed to complete projects.

3. Sioux Falls, South Dakota

South Dakota has several job openings recently posted on our site. If you’re passionate about working for a good cause and knowledgeable about state and federal tax guidelines for non-profit organizations the American Cancer Society has the perfect career move for you here. The unemployment rate has fallen to 3.9% so be sure to check out what other career opportunities are in store for you here today.

4. Fargo, North Dakota

The cold city of Fargo, North Dakota has fared pretty well in regards to maintaining a robust job market amidst the coronavirus crisis. Fargo’s unemployment rate comes in at only 3.3% and these are some industries looking to recruit now. Software engineers pay attention because there are several career-making moves you can make including many positions at Microsoft, a highly coveted place to work according to Comparably’s Best of Awards in 2020.

5. Springfield, Missouri

Are you an engineer with a demonstrated history of excellence leading and managing projects for big companies? Springfield, Missouri has several job openings for software system analysts, data engineers, and other programmers looking to build an online brand. The unemployment rate is only 4.2% with a listed 48 open calls for new positions on Ladders’ career site.

6. Rapid City, South Dakota

North and South Dakota seem to be doing well as far as job loss recovery goes. If you work in the tech industry General Dynamics has several open positions with ample compensation and benefits available. Check out the open positions and start living more comfortably today. Only 4.6% of their population is left claiming unemployment so look into what other available opportunities this city has to offer to advance your career.

7. Omaha, Nebraska

Looks like Nebraska made our list again with more open calls for careers available here. Century Link is hiring several software engineers to help streamline services to the public. If this sounds like a good fit for your experience apply here to start making over 100 thousand dollars a year salary. The unemployment rate is reported to be a healthy 4.6% with over 200 open positions you can go for on our site.

8. Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky

Are you a natural-born leader? Do you have experience leading your companies team to financial success and excellence in your field? Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky offers several positions for candidates with experience managing large teams in several different industries. Take a look at the 95 opportunities to take charge of your career on our site here.

9. Madison, Wisconsin

Perhaps you’re an innovator and excel in IT environments. Madison, Wisconsin has several openings for those developers with the next best idea for an online application. Ionic is looking for web developers of all different backgrounds. Become a part of their growing remote work team today.

10. Billings, Montana

Does working remotely in Yellowstone country sound like a great place to jumpstart your new career? Consider looking into open positions listed on our site to make moves for your future well-being and financial security. The unemployment rate is below 5%, much lower than the national average of 7.9%, and there’s tons of open space to enjoy a great hike after getting your work done for the day.

We wish you the best of luck in your job search!