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If you’re ready to move to another state to find work, pack up the family car and head to the nation’s midsection.

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A recent Forbes magazine article says that Texas, North Dakota, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Alaska have added the most jobs since 2007TheStreet.com also mentioned the Dakotas, Utah, Iowa and Nebraska as the best cities for starting over in 2012. New York and Washington, D.C. feature job opportunities in the federal government.

Demographer Joel Kotkin writes in Forbes that regions that produce energy and food, have seen more growth. Kotkin says growth in these sectors — along with construction and manufacturing — could prove critical to our blue collar workers who’ve struggled amid the recession and anemic recovery.

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