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: West Fargo
Best Places to Live rank: 81
Unemployment rate: 3.4%
The home of Fargo is not nearly as eerie as the Coen Brothers would have you believe. It's actually a bustling community with friendly neighbors and job opportunities.
"People do not move here because of the nightlife or the weather," explains Brian Walters, president of the Greater Fargo Moorhead Economic Development Corporation. "The main selling points are good jobs, low unemployment and a welcoming community feeling." According to Walters, new job opportunities are luring more families to the northern state.
Cass County is the central hub for the surrounding area's health care, retail, manufacturing and educational needs. While the biggest employers have traditionally been concentrated in farm and construction equipment manufacturing, tech companies like Microsoft are now breaking ground alongside John Deere and Bobcat.
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Last updated December 30 2009: 7:51 AM ET
BLS unemployment data is from October, the most recent available.