Because they include calculations of the number of help-wanted listings relative to population, the rankings give an idea of how hard (or easy) it is to find a management job in each place. According to the January 2012 report, the top 10 metro areas for job-hunting managers are:
1) Washington, D.C.
3) San Francisco
10) New York City
You might also consider Texas. An annual Best Performing Cities study by the Milken Institute, a nonprofit think tank, analyzes economic data from 200 large and 179 smaller metro areas and comes up with a ranking of which local economies are thriving — hence where the most hiring is going on. The most recent report, released last month, says that four out of the five top metro areas now are in the Lone Star State, with Houston and San Antonio leading the pack.