With millions of Americans out of work, job prospects for unemployed workers are pretty bleak in many parts of the country. Moreover, spending months if not years looking for work in the same city can leave many job seekers feeling like they are spinning their wheels.
So how about someplace new? As with the nation's ailing housing, there are pockets of prosperity in an otherwise dismal landscape. Certain locales in Texas and other energy-producing states, for example, have led the nation in job creation as oil companies leverage high crude prices to finance more exploration.