My guess is that if you live in one of these places, you won’t be surprised to find it on this year’s list. “The Rust Belt, Sun Belt and California fare particularly poorly in our annual ranking.” Michigan is heavily represented: Troy, Dearborn, Holland all make the list. The magazine also lists the big cities with the worst jobs picture: Riverside/San Bernardino/Ontario appear there, as do Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and Irvine/Santa Ana.
While California's economy has come roaring back many times before, a resurgence this time will be slowed by the state's increasing willingness to aggressively tax and regulate those who will make it happen.
Or who just decide not to, and go elsewhere. Maybe there’s a lesson there.