As of 2015, some of the best places in the United States to find jobs are Lincoln and Omaha in Nebraska, Austin and Lubbock in Texas, and Madison in Wisconsin. Additional cities include Midland and Odessa in Texas; Greerley, Colorado; Provo-Orem, Utah; and Ames, Iowa.
As of 2015, the unemployment rate in Lincoln, Nebraska, is 2.1 percent. Some of the largest employers of the city are the State of Nebraska, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Saint Elizabeth Regional Medical Center, Burlington Northern Railroad, and Kawasaki Motors Mfg. Corp. Among the major industries in the city are flour and feed milling, grain storage, train manufacturing, distribution and communications.
The 2015 unemployment rate for Omaha, Nebraska, is 2.8 percent, and among the city's largest employers are Offutt Air Force Base, Alegent Creighton Health, Methodist Health System, and First Data Corp.
Austin, Texas's 2015 unemployment rate is 3 percent, and the University of Texas at Austin, IBM, Whole Foods Market, Dell Computer and the State of Texas are among the major employers. Lubbock, Texas, also has a 3 percent unemployment rate, and good places for job seekers to apply are Texas Tech University and United Supermarkets.
The unemployment rate for Madison, Wisconsin, is 3.1 percent. Major employers include American Family Insurance, Epic Systems Corp., Kraft Foods/Oscar Mayer, and the University of Wisconsin in Madison.