America's Top College Towns For Jobs: ABC News

06/24/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

While the U.S. as a whole continues to pray for a stronger Dow Jones industrial average, a boost in the S&P 500 and a clear-cut recessionary bottom, Provo, Utah, where the university is located, has added jobs to its economy. Over the last year, there's been a 2.97 percent rise in jobs in Provo; the national unemployment rate has now hit 8.9 percent. Last year, the Milken Institute, a Santa Monica, Calif.-based think tank, credited Provo's rise as a regional financial center, expansion of information technology services and university spending and expansions. These factors were enough to land it first on our list of best college towns for jobs.

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