Since the beginning of the year, the jobs market has continued its steady improvement. In October, the national unemployment rate fell to 3.7 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Perhaps because of this trend, fewer Americans are moving to find new jobs. Research from Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc. found that the rate of relocated job seekers dropped to 11.2 percent during the decade ending in 2017.
Nevertheless, job seekers who are interested in niche industries or opportunities with specific companies may still need to relocate to make their career goals a reality. Some individuals may simply want a change of pace, a better climate or to be close to family and friends.
Finding a new home town
People who leave their home town for the first time may find themselves struggling with the paradox of choice. There are so many fantastic cities within the U.S. that it can be difficult to choose a destination. Likewise, individuals may worry that they will regret their choice after a few months. To avoid that situation, it's important to consider your options carefully by narrowing your choices down to a list and then assessing the pros and cons of each.
In addition to things like culture, weather patterns, housing prices and distance from family, you should also pay close attention to the job market in each potential destination. Although the nation in general has experienced high job growth in recent years, some areas may be more or less impacted by this trend. Thankfully, the internet can help you understand the job market in each city. Likewise, it's important to visit your potential new home before making a final decision.
We've complied a list of some of the best cities for new job growth. Check it out below.