If you’re looking for work and frustrated at the local offerings, I’ve got news for you: it doesn’t get better than here.
Via Lifehacker come these figures on job market competition in June of this year. Indeed.com has compared the number of unemployed workers to the number of job postings in the same metropolitan area. If you’re looking in Washington, D.C. – or its surrounding suburbs, I imagine – you’re in luck: at No. 1 on the list, the ratio of job postings to unemployed workers there is 6:1.
Job hunters in Baltimore aren’t bad off, either; Indeed.com found the ratio of postings to the unemployed as an even 1:1, ranking Baltimore No. 3 on the list. Only Jacksonville, FL, is closer to the District of Columbia, with a 3:1 ratio.
Coming in dead last, with a ratio of 1 job posting for every 18 job seekers, is a city that I’m sure will surprise no one: Detroit, Michigan.
If you have a minute, peruse the Job Trends section on Indeed. There are interesting nuggets there – such as the term “social networking” increasingly appearing in postings. Or the annual change in job postings broken down by industry (education is the only one “up”; transportation and financial services are way down).