We looked at Money's top 100 Best Places to Live and found these lucky towns that also enjoy jobless rates far below the 10% national average.
Towns include: Norfolk
Best Places to Live rank: 98
Unemployment rate: 3.9%
Things haven't changed much in Madison County since Johnny Carson claimed it as his home. The main street in Norfolk is still mostly a cluster of family-owned businesses and the larger economy remains heavily rooted in health care and manufacturing. The biggest employers include Faith Regional Health Services, Affiliated Foods Midwest, Tyson Fresh Meats and Nucor steel plant.
"One of the key components to why businesses stay in the area is the work ethic," according to Christian Ohl, membership director at the Norfolk Area Chamber of Commerce. "I don't know if it's the Midwestern mentality but I think a lot of people want to work hard and feel a sense of accomplishment."
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Last updated December 30 2009: 7:51 AM ET
BLS unemployment data is from October, the most recent available.