10 best places for jobs

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.

2 of 10
BACKNEXT
2. Madison County, Neb.
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."

NEXT: Platte County, Neb.
Last updated December 30 2009: 7:51 AM ET
Email | Print | Share  |  RSS
 
google my aol my msn my yahoo! netvibes
Paste this link into your favorite RSS desktop reader
See all CNNMoney.com RSS FEEDS (close)
BLS unemployment data is from October, the most recent available.
Full list: Top 100 Great jobs, good schools, affordable housing, low crime - America's best small towns have that and much more. More
Rich and singleSeeking a sugar daddy (or mama)? Follow the money to these affluent towns, where singles are abundant. More
Best home deals Itching to move to one of our top 10 cities? You might score a real-estate bargain, too. More
Special Offer
Market indexes are shown in real time, except for the DJIA, which is delayed by two minutes. All times are ET. Disclaimer LIBOR Warning: Neither BBA Enterprises Limited, nor the BBA LIBOR Contributor Banks, nor Reuters, can be held liable for any irregularity or inaccuracy of BBA LIBOR. Disclaimer. Morningstar: © 2014 Morningstar, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Disclaimer The Dow Jones IndexesSM are proprietary to and distributed by Dow Jones & Company, Inc. and have been licensed for use. All content of the Dow Jones IndexesSM © 2014 is proprietary to Dow Jones & Company, Inc. Chicago Mercantile Association. The market data is the property of Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. and its licensors. All rights reserved. FactSet Research Systems Inc. 2014. All rights reserved. Most stock quote data provided by BATS.