Louisville among worst cities to find a job

Just days after Mayor Greg Fischer said in his inauguration speech that Louisville is at the top of too many of the wrong kind of lists, the grim economic news continues to pile up.

According to Business First, Louisville was ranked among the worst cities to find a job last month, which shouldn’t really be that surprising if you’ve been paying any attention to the local economy for the past decade. (See this)

Louisville was among the worst cities to find a job in December, according to a report by CareerCast.com, an Internet career site.

Its CareerCast.com/JobSerf Employment Index for December showed Louisville ranked 26th among 30 metropolitan areas, one spot worse than Cincinnati.

The worst city was Riverside, Calif., followed by Memphis, Tenn., Detroit and Tampa, Fla.

Washington, D.C., was the best city for finding a new job, followed by Boston, San Francisco, Seattle, Baltimore, Atlanta and Chicago.


  1. Kelly
    Posted January 5, 2011 at 9:14 pm | Permalink

    Just anecdotal evidence but I just don’t see it. I know of no one who has lost a job and even have had some friends switch careers without a blip. I admit things aren’t great but from what I read in various sources, it’s a lot worse in many parts of the country.

  2. Reese
    Posted August 7, 2012 at 1:16 pm | Permalink

    Although a little late to the fray, as it were, I must note that, possibly one of the biggest offenders in the worst places to work category would have to be the state itself! While the legislators regularly pad their part-time job paycheck with fat raises, the state is attempting to balance its budget on the backs of its rank and file employees.

    First it was forced furlough days for the County Attorney’s office. Now it is forced furough days for the court workers who, btw, have not had a raise in at least three years, while the legislators annually voted themselves raises. And when they still can’t manage to balance their budget, they start off their fiscal year by withholding paychecks from many employees for as much as two weeks. State court employees who have seen their standard of living fall ever further below the poverty level, were forced to delay payment of their own bills, fight with mortgagors to forestall foreclosures, while the state dallied with their incomes and security.
    Worst ‘company’ to work for in Kentucky?
    The State of Kentucky! That’s who.