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Tanisha Cortez waits on a table at a restaurant in Ames, Iowa. When the previous restaurant she worked for closed, Cortez applied to others and had job offers right away. Jobs are plentiful in Ames, a small city of more than 65,000 residents tucked amid farm fields north of Des Moines. Olivia Sun for NPR hide caption

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Profiles Of America In Full Employment

In This Town, You Apply For A Job And You Get It

Ames, Iowa, has an unemployment rate of 1.5%, making it the tightest job market in the country. That's great for workers — but a challenge for those looking for them.

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Tanisha Cortez waits on a table at a restaurant in Ames, Iowa. When the previous restaurant she worked for closed, Cortez applied to others and had job offers right away. Jobs are plentiful in Ames, a small city of more than 65,000 residents tucked amid farm fields north of Des Moines. Olivia Sun for NPR hide caption

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Olivia Sun for NPR

In This Town, You Apply For A Job And You Get It

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