10 Great Cities For Construction And Extraction Jobs In 2017

FILE - This Oct. 21, 2011file photo shows workmen at an apartment building under construction in Williston, N.D. Job fairs are being held in eight North Dakota cities and four South Dakota cities to woo workers to the western North Dakota oil fields. The events are part of an initiative launched by Dakota Construction Careers. The coalition of six labor unions has launched a campaign to recruit construction workers and people wanting to learn building trades. (AP Photo/James MacPherson, File)

By Karsten Strauss 

In any metropolitan area in the United States, there are jobs available in any number of fields and industries. But there are places where it’s easier to find a certain type of job, given the percentage of positions of that type available in the overall job market.

When it comes to the construction and extraction industries, there are some areas in the U.S. where finding work and paying the costs of living are just a tad easier. To get a sense of those places, we looked to a recently published report from Adobo, a rental apartment search company.

For a rundown of the places where life is just a bit better for construction workers and extractors, check out our slideshow below, based on Adobo’s study.

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