According to CareerBuilder.com, Missoula ranks among the worst cities in the U.S. for jobs.
Why? The article states:
According to seasonally adjusted data from the BLS, out of the largest 281 metros in the United States, 77 cities added jobs the July-October 2009 period. Eleven metros saw no change in the number of employed persons; however, another 193 metros saw declines in jobs.
We're among those 193, along with Bellingham, Wash., St. George, Utah, and Grand Junction, Colo. In fact, we're second to last. The details:
No. of employed in July: 55,100
No. of employed in October: 52,800
Percent change: -4.2