Best and worst states if you’re unemployed — and want a job

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If you find yourself unemployed and desperately looking for job opportunities, don’t panic. Unemployment in America has been dropping steadily for the past five years and now hovers around 3.6%, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

But some states provide more opportunities than others if you’re trying to find a job. GOBankingRates compared average unemployment rates, employment growth rates, job opening data and more to determine the best states to land a job if you’re out of work. 

1. Colorado

  • 5-year employment growth: 15.6%
  • 10-year employment growth: 17.2%

Colorado ranks as the best place to find a job. The Rocky Mountain State has experienced double-digit employment growth over the last 10 years. With a five-year average unemployment rate of 3.6%, finding a job in Colorado should be relatively easy.

Click through to see the best cities to score your dream job.

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