9. Charlottesville, Va.

It is important to note, however, that the cities with the lowest unemployment have their own economic difficulties. For example, a relatively small population means that a city may not be attractive for larger employers. "That issue about low populations is probably a concern maybe for larger employers. ... Just the idea of, are you going to run out of a labor pool?" says Fargo's Kent Costin. And a 3.1 percent unemployment rate suggests that there aren't a lot of Fargoans looking for work.<br>
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Still, in a persistently sluggish economy, that's a problem that most cities would be more than happy to face.<br>
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(Above: <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEHST002296" title="Thomas Jefferson" href="/topic/politics/thomas-jefferson-PEHST002296.topic">Thomas Jefferson</a>'s Monticello home, just outside Charlottesville.)

( Tribune file photo )

It is important to note, however, that the cities with the lowest unemployment have their own economic difficulties. For example, a relatively small population means that a city may not be attractive for larger employers. "That issue about low populations is probably a concern maybe for larger employers. ... Just the idea of, are you going to run out of a labor pool?" says Fargo's Kent Costin. And a 3.1 percent unemployment rate suggests that there aren't a lot of Fargoans looking for work.

Still, in a persistently sluggish economy, that's a problem that most cities would be more than happy to face.

(Above: Thomas Jefferson's Monticello home, just outside Charlottesville.)

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