The 10 Worst States for Getting a Job Right Now

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Is a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad job search getting you down? Here’s a thought: Maybe your problem has to do with where you live.

Career site Zippia recently analyzed and ranked the states based on their job markets. Using data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey, Zippia crunched state numbers from late 2018 for:

  • Unemployment
  • Improvements in unemployment
  • Improvement in incomes
  • Cost of homes compared with incomes

The good: If you’re looking for work, it might make sense to head directly to Iowa, the best place for job hunters, according to Zippia.

But what if the area where you live is making your search difficult?

Here are the worst states for a job search, from the 10th worst to the very worst.

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