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: Hanover
Best Places to Live rank: 50
Unemployment rate: 5.1%
When one of the county's major thoroughfares is the Appalachian Trail, then you know you've reached a place where there's a premium on fresh air and scenic values. But that doesn't mean residents don't work hard.
Aside from the booming tourism industry, education and high-tech medical firms provide support and job opportunities for the community. Top employers include Dartmouth College, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center as well as Glycofi, Mascoma Corp. and Adimab. And not to underestimate its roots, many also still make a living off of farming and wood manufacturing from the surrounding woodlands.
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Last updated December 30 2009: 7:51 AM ET
BLS unemployment data is from October, the most recent available.