The percentage of U.S. job seekers relocating for new positions climbed to its highest level since 2009, as rising home values and the improving job market made it easier to pull up stakes, according to a new report today from outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc. Increased mobility among job seekers could help accelerate the recovery and provide relief to some employers struggling to find local talent, the firm said. An annual average of 13.3 percent of job seekers moved for new jobs in 2013, according to the latest survey. That's 36 percent higher than the 9.8 percent rate in 2012. In 2011, the rate averaged just 7.6 percent.