10 best job growth areas in America

Despite a national economic slump, a handful of metro areas offer excellent prospects for both college grads and seasoned job seekers.

Jobs may be hard to come by in the current economy, but both recent college graduates and more seasoned job seekers can greatly improve their odds by targeting one of America's top 10 job growth areas.

NeighborhoodScout.com recently surveyed more than 350 metro areas in the U.S. to identify the top 10 large areas with the best job growth and lowest rates of unemployment. Using data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, NeighborhoodScout found 10 metro areas that are true bright spots for those freshly trained and seeking to start a career or for established workers interested in relocating.