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: Papillion
Best Places to Live rank: 3
Unemployment rate: 4.7%
It doesn't hurt when the largest employer in the state is located in your county and is keeping nearly 10,000 civilians and military personnel employed. But Sarpy isn't just about the Offutt Air Force Base, or the surrounding military contractors for that matter.
Paypal's service center also provides thousands of residents with well paying jobs, while spillover from the neighboring city of Omaha has spurred an influx of new restaurants, shops and big box stores like Kohl's, Wal-Mart and Lowe's, bringing many additional job opportunities to this former commuter county.
"Because of the diverse economy we haven't seen the jobs drop off," explained Toby Churchill, executive director Sarpy county economic development corporation.
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Last updated December 30 2009: 7:51 AM ET
BLS unemployment data is from October, the most recent available.