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Where the Jobs Are(‘nt)

November 9th, 2010 · 4 Comments

Looking for job in all the wrong places?  Job posting service Indeed.com provides valuable insights into where the jobs are and aren’t in the U.S. 

Indeed.com compiled the number of unemployed per job posting for the 50 biggest U.S. cities, and found the best job-to-job seeker ratios in Washington, D.C., San Jose, Baltimore and New York.  Worst is Miami, Florida at one job for every seven job seekers.  While this analysis covers all jobs, the job-seeker ratio remains somewhat greater for PR positions.  Fortunately, all ratios are improving gradually.  

Here’s Indeed’s complete November 2010 listing of unemployed per job posting, based on September jobs data:

Rank Change Metropolitian Area Job posting icon Job Postings vs. Unemployment icon Unemployed Persons Ratio
1   Washington, DC Job posting icon Unemployment icon 1:1
2   San Jose, CA Job posting icon Unemployment icon 1:1
3   Baltimore, MD Job posting icon Unemployment icon 1:1
4   New York, NY Job posting icon Unemployment icon 1:1
5 2 Boston, MA Job posting icon Unemployment iconUnemployment icon 1:2
6   Hartford, CT Job posting icon Unemployment iconUnemployment icon 1:2
7 -2 Cleveland, OH Job posting icon Unemployment iconUnemployment icon 1:2
8 1 Milwaukee, WI Job posting icon Unemployment iconUnemployment icon 1:2
9 5 Oklahoma City, OK Job posting icon Unemployment iconUnemployment icon 1:2
10 1 Austin, TX Job posting icon Unemployment iconUnemployment icon 1:2
11 1 St. Paul, MN Job posting icon Unemployment iconUnemployment icon 1:2
12 -4 Seattle, WA Job posting icon Unemployment iconUnemployment icon 1:2
13 -3 Denver, CO Job posting icon Unemployment iconUnemployment icon 1:2
14 2 San Francisco, CA Job posting icon Unemployment iconUnemployment icon 1:2
15 3 Pittsburgh, PA Job posting icon Unemployment iconUnemployment icon 1:2
16 -3 Richmond, VA Job posting icon Unemployment iconUnemployment icon 1:2
17 4 Salt Lake City, UT Job posting icon Unemployment iconUnemployment icon 1:2
18 -3 Charlotte, NC Job posting icon Unemployment iconUnemployment icon 1:2
19 1 San Antonio, TX Job posting icon Unemployment iconUnemployment icon 1:2
20 -3 Columbus, OH Job posting icon Unemployment iconUnemployment icon 1:2
21 1 Dallas, TX Job posting icon Unemployment iconUnemployment icon 1:2
22 1 Philadelphia, PA Job posting icon Unemployment iconUnemployment icon 1:2
23 2 Virginia Beach, VA Job posting icon Unemployment iconUnemployment iconUnemployment icon 1:3
24 -5 Atlanta, GA Job posting icon Unemployment iconUnemployment iconUnemployment icon 1:3
25 3 Kansas City, MO Job posting icon Unemployment iconUnemployment iconUnemployment icon 1:3
26 3 Nashville, TN Job posting icon Unemployment iconUnemployment iconUnemployment icon 1:3
27 5 Providence, RI Job posting icon Unemployment iconUnemployment iconUnemployment icon 1:3
28 -4 Birmingham, AL Job posting icon Unemployment iconUnemployment iconUnemployment icon 1:3
29 -3 Houston, TX Job posting icon Unemployment iconUnemployment iconUnemployment icon 1:3
30   Indianapolis, IN Job posting icon Unemployment iconUnemployment iconUnemployment icon 1:3
31   Buffalo, NY Job posting icon Unemployment iconUnemployment iconUnemployment icon 1:3
32 3 Portland, OR Job posting icon Unemployment iconUnemployment iconUnemployment icon 1:3
33   Phoenix, AZ Job posting icon Unemployment iconUnemployment iconUnemployment icon 1:3
34 2 Chicago, IL Job posting icon Unemployment iconUnemployment iconUnemployment icon 1:3
35 -8 Memphis, TN Job posting icon Unemployment iconUnemployment iconUnemployment icon 1:3
36 -2 Cincinnati, OH Job posting icon Unemployment iconUnemployment iconUnemployment icon 1:3
37   Louisville, KY Job posting icon Unemployment iconUnemployment iconUnemployment icon 1:3
38 3 New Orleans, LA Job posting icon Unemployment iconUnemployment iconUnemployment icon 1:3
39 3 St. Louis, MO Job posting icon Unemployment iconUnemployment iconUnemployment iconUnemployment icon 1:4
40 -2 Tampa, FL Job posting icon Unemployment iconUnemployment iconUnemployment iconUnemployment icon 1:4
41 -1 San Diego, CA Job posting icon Unemployment iconUnemployment iconUnemployment iconUnemployment icon 1:4
42 2 Jacksonville, FL Job posting icon Unemployment iconUnemployment iconUnemployment iconUnemployment icon 1:4
43 -4 Rochester, NY Job posting icon Unemployment iconUnemployment iconUnemployment iconUnemployment icon 1:4
44 -1 Orlando, FL Job posting icon Unemployment iconUnemployment iconUnemployment iconUnemployment icon 1:4
45   Sacramento, CA Job posting icon Unemployment iconUnemployment iconUnemployment iconUnemployment icon 1:4
46   Las Vegas, NV Job posting icon Unemployment iconUnemployment iconUnemployment iconUnemployment iconUnemployment icon 1:5
47   Detroit, MI Job posting icon Unemployment iconUnemployment iconUnemployment iconUnemployment iconUnemployment icon 1:5
48 1 Riverside, CA Job posting icon Unemployment iconUnemployment iconUnemployment iconUnemployment iconUnemployment iconUnemployment icon 1:6
49 -1 Los Angeles, CA Job posting icon Unemployment iconUnemployment iconUnemployment iconUnemployment iconUnemployment iconUnemployment icon 1:6
50   Miami, FL Job posting icon Unemployment iconUnemployment iconUnemployment iconUnemployment iconUnemployment iconUnemployment iconUnemployment icon 1:7

Based on preliminary September 2010 employment data provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and subject to change.

Tags: Job Search

4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Frankie // Nov 12, 2010 at 5:54 pm

    Ouch! One job for every seven in Miami. I would hate to be in Miami and read this… oh wait, LA, right.

  • 2 Katie // Nov 15, 2010 at 9:40 am

    Thank you so much for sharing these statistics. I am a senior getting ready for graduation and I am thrilled to find four of my favorite locations are in the top 10. In your personal opinion, is Washington D.C., Baltimore, Boston or Austin a better overall location for a recent graduate?

    It will be interesting to see how long it takes for places like Miami and LA to recover.

    Katie Breaseale
    Platform Magazine Student Editor
    The University of Alabama

  • 3 Culpwrit // Nov 15, 2010 at 10:23 am

    Katie: Washington, DC would be my first choice for potential new jobs. Government will continue to expand, and recent election will bring more new opportunities. Baltimore benefits from the DC growth. I’m not as familiar with Boston, but Austin also shows good growth potential as the technology sector heads up again.

  • 4 Frankie // Nov 15, 2010 at 3:42 pm

    @Katie – Forbes list of cities for young professionals gives Washington D.C. another huge endorsement. As far as entertainment for young people I know Austin is quickly climbing the list to be one of the funnest places to live though.

    http://www.forbes.com/2010/06/17/best-cities-young-professionals-lifestyle-real-estate-careers.html

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