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: Middleton
Best Places to Live rank: 4
Unemployment rate: 5.2%
At the heart of Dane County is the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and from there flows a highly skilled and educated workforce. Initiatives between the college and the county have fostered many local businesses and start up companies that, in return, provide jobs for those in the community.
In addition to the university, the Wisconsin state government is the area's other biggest employer. But recently, the economy has moved away from government-centered jobs as more biotech health services companies, including Covance, Epic Systems and Meriter Health Services, moved in to support the university's hospital and medical school.
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Last updated December 30 2009: 7:51 AM ET
BLS unemployment data is from October, the most recent available.