Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Job Search Difficulty Index for Major Cities

From last year but shows how hard we have it hear the the "D".

 Juju.com Releases Job Search Difficulty Index for Major Cities (January 2010)

New York, NY--January 2010 -- Juju.com, a leading job search engine, has released the updated Job Search Difficulty Index, which measures the difficulty of finding employment in major cities around the country. The Index was calculated by dividing the number of unemployed workers in each metro area, as reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), by the number of jobs in Juju's comprehensive index of millions of online jobs in the United States, which is compiled and updated continuously from thousands of employer career portals, recruiter websites, and job boards all over the Internet.
Job Search Difficulty
(Least -> Most)
Metro Change Since Last
Ranking
Unemployed
Individuals Per
Advertised Job
Population Rank
1 Washington, DC 0 1.93 9
2 San Jose, CA 0 2.50 31
3 Baltimore, MD 0 2.93 20
4 Salt Lake City, UT 2 3.22 49
5 New York, NY 0 3.32 1
6 Hartford, CT 1 3.47 45
7 Boston, MA -3 3.72 10
8 Denver, CO 0 3.95 21
9 Austin, TX 1 4.06 36
10 San Antonio, TX -1 4.40 28
11 Oklahoma City, OK 0 4.48 44
12 Pittsburgh, PA 2 4.83 22
13 Virginia Beach, VA -1 5.02 35
14 Seattle, WA 4 5.10 15
15 Milwaukee, WI 1 5.11 39
16 Indianapolis, IN -3 5.15 33
17 Richmond, VA -2 5.23 43
18 Dallas, TX -1 5.27 4
19 St. Paul, MN 3 5.39 16
20 Philadelphia, PA -1 5.42 5
21 San Francisco, CA -1 5.77 13
22 Nashville, TN 4 5.90 38
23 Phoenix, AZ 5 5.92 12
24 Houston, TX 0 5.94 6
25 Kansas City, MO 0 6.02 29
26 New Orleans, LA 3 6.03 46
27 Atlanta, GA -4 6.05 8
28 Charlotte, NC 2 6.33 34
29 Columbus, OH -2 6.33 32
30 Cleveland, OH -9 6.45 26
31 Louisville, KY 2 6.86 42
32 Rochester, NY -1 6.89 50
33 Buffalo, NY 1 7.13 47
34 San Diego, CA 1 7.17 17
35 Tampa, FL -3 7.43 19
36 Chicago, IL 0 7.56 3
37 Cincinnati, OH 0 8.16 24
38 Memphis, TN 1 8.40 41
39 Jacksonville, FL -1 8.75 40
40 Birmingham, AL 3 9.14 48
41 Providence, RI 1 9.18 37
42 Portland, OR -2 9.26 23
43 Orlando, FL -2 9.28 27
44 Sacramento, CA 1 10.61 25
45 Las Vegas, NV 1 10.72 30
46 Los Angeles, CA -2 10.82 2
47 Riverside, CA 0 11.90 14
48 Miami, FL 0 14.06 7
49 St. Louis, MO 0 18.63 18
50 Detroit, MI 0 20.01 11
The Job Search Difficulty Index provides a useful guide to the relative difficulties faced by job seekers in particular geographies, but should be considered in the context of the well known challenges of measuring and analyzing unemployment data.

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