Best places to find a job

According to, these six metro areas - all with populations of 200,000-plus - have unemployment rates below the national average and a high proportion of professional jobs.

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Madison, Wis.
Population: 556,000

Jobless rate: 5.3%

Major industries: Government, education, biotech

NEXT: Washington, D.C.
Last updated May 05 2009: 3:37 PM ET
Source:; Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Unemployment rates as of January 2009. National average was 7.6%.
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