Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Best and Worst Cities To Look For a Job

The two best places in the country to find a job are Washington, D.C. (6 job postings per unemployed person) and Jacksonville, FL (3 job openings per unemployed person), according to a new Job Market Competition index put together by job search engine Indeed (see chart above).

The worst place to find a job is Detroit, with 18 unemployed persons for every job posting (see chart below).

Via TechCrunch
Originally posted at Carpe Diem.


At 8/18/2009 9:46 AM, Anonymous Kevin said...

Looks like we need to retrain Detroit's UAW members to become gov't workers!

At 8/18/2009 10:25 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It looks like we have gone from an agriculture economy, to manufacturing, to technology, to finance and now to a government based economy - from productive to non-productive.

What next?

The few will not be able to support the many.

At 8/18/2009 11:15 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was visiting Washington about two weeks ago and I was amazed how busy everything was. It was dificult to get restaurant reservations and theater tickets. At night, bars were full and people on the street all seemed to have a super time.

This city is absolutely booming. Speaking as a taxpayer, I am not amused

At 8/18/2009 11:27 AM, Blogger juandos said...

There are some interesting parallels between worst and best places for a job and the America's 10 Most Miserable Cities as put together by Forbes magazine...

Also from Forbes/ABC News: Where Americans Are Overspending

At 8/18/2009 12:14 PM, Blogger juandos said...

Maybe Ohio cities will shoot to the top of the list...

Where's Save the Rustbelt when you need him?

Ohio's Green Hell - State May Lose 46,000 Jobs Annually Under Waxman-Markey; JunkScience.com Launches In-State Job Loss Awareness Campaign

At 8/18/2009 1:28 PM, Anonymous DrTorch said...

As one of those DC area employed people, let me tell you...thanks!

Seriously, I've been trying to tell Ohioans for years how their dollars are coming to the DC area mainly to fund bureaucrats.

Fairfax County has the highest household income in the country. They call the county gov't facilities "The Palace" and have had budget surpluses around $44M/year!

Maryland has the highest household among states...and some of the highest state taxes in the country.

Where do these luxuries come from? The rest of the country of course.


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