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


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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