CareerBliss 2013 Best and Worst Cities to Find a Job

Posted January 08, 2013

Looking for a job? You may want to consider checking out Los Angeles, and steering clear of Boulder, Colo.

L.A. is the No. 1 best city to find a job, according to the CareerBliss 2013 Best and Worst Cities to Find a Job. Boulder gets the unfortunate distinction of being the worst city for job seekers.

To compile the list, we looked at work happiness data -- collected through employee-submitted company reviews -- and factored in employment trends and job openings.

“To find a city that has a great job market, you must look beyond just one factor,” says Heidi Golledge, CareerBliss CEO and Co-founder.  “At CareerBliss, our unique understanding of what makes people happy at work, combined with our unsurpassed knowledge of job trends, and unique career tools available on our website enables us to share information with people to help them assess the best location for their career.”

Want to know more? Click here to view our CEO and Co-founder, Heidi Golledge, interviewed by Fox Business' Melissa Francis.

Check out the full list:

CareerBliss Best Cities to Find a Job

1Los Angeles
4Virginia Beach
6St. Louis

CareerBliss Worst Cities to Find a Job

9New York
6El Paso


To determine employee happiness in any given city, CareerBliss evaluates independent employee reviews that analyze the 10 key factors that impact a happy work environment including: work-life balance, one’s relationship with his/her boss and co-workers, work environment, job resources, compensation, growth opportunities, company culture, company reputation, daily tasks, and job control over the work performed on a daily basis. The data account for how an employee values each factor.  Each review is given an average score indicating where the company places between one and five. CareerBliss evaluated more than thirty thousand independent company reviews. In addition, CareerBliss analyzed the unemployment trends of each city, coupled with the job openings from the time period of November 2011 to November 2012.

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The CareerBliss Team

CareerBliss cares about your career happiness. That's why we offer a variety of great tools and resources to help you make better-informed career decisions. We believe that if you're happier at work, you'll be happier in life! Check out company reviews, salary information, career advice and, of course, millions of jobs on CareerBliss and choose happy today!

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