In a terribly designed slideshow, 'Forbes' reveals the US cities with the highest unemployment rates.
Seriously, Forbes. It looks like you gave an ad server too much to drink and it vomited all over your slideshow page. (via Forbes)
If you've been turned away from potential job after potential job, there are a few reasons why that might be happening. You could need to increase your marketable skills. You could be a terribly pompous asshole who acts like a big jerkwad in interviews. Or you could be living in one of the American cities with the highest unemployment rates.
You can actually check to see if that last one might be affecting you, thanks to Forbes. They put together a list of the US cities with the highest and lowest unemployment rates as of November 2014. If you don't live in one of these high-unemployment areas and are having a hard time trying to get a job, you can now rest assured that all you have to blame for your unemployment is your sorry self.
J/K! There are evil forces that are conspiring to keep you jobless.
J/K again! Getting a job sucks no matter where you live.
Here are the cities with the highest unemployment rates (aka the "California is fucked" list).
1. Yuma, Arizona: 23.1%
2. El Centro, California: 22.6%
3. Visalia-Porterville, California: 12.3% (tie)
4. Ocean City, New Jersey: 12.3% (tie)
5. Merced, California: 12.3% (tie)
6. Yuba City, California: 12%
7. Hanford-Corcoran, California: 11.7%
8. Atlantic City-Hammonton, New Jersey: 11.3%
9. Fresno, California: 11.2%
10. Stockton, California: 10.7% (tie)
11. Modesto, California: 10.7% (tie)
12. Madera-Chowchilla, California: 10.7% (tie)
Here are the cities with the lowest unemployment rates (aka "yay for Minnesota").
1. Lincoln, Nebraska: 2.1%
2. Fargo, North Dakota-Minnesota: 2.2% (tie)
3. Mankato-North Mankato, Minnesota: 2.2% (tie)
4. Midland, Texas: 2.3%
5. Ames, Iowa: 2.5% (tie)
6. Bismarck, North Dakota: 2.5% (tie)
7. Logan, Utah: 2.5% (tie)
8. Iowa City, Iowa: 2.6% (tie)
9. Rochester, Minnesota: 2.6% (tie)
10. Grand Forks, North Dakota-Minnesota: 2.7% (tie)
11. Sioux Falls, South Dakota: 2.7% (tie)