America's Worst Job-Hunting Cities

Miami tops the latest list
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 27, 2011 10:04 AM CST

(Newser) – Miami and LA might be beautiful places to live—but they’re really terrible places to find work. Those two cities top the list in a new Indeed.com analysis of the worst cities to find employment. Indeed, a job hunting site, compared federal unemployment records with its own job listings to arrive at this list, finding that in Miami there were more than four job seekers per listing, while LA had 3.48.

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If those numbers don’t seem so bad to you, you’re not alone: Forbes notes that other job sites have performed similar analyses and arrived at similar lists, but usually found far less encouraging job-hunters-to-jobs ratios. SimplyHired.com, for instance, also puts Miami first, but with eight unemployed people per job. The rest of Indeed’s top five are: Riverside, Calif., with 3.25 unemployed people per job posting; Las Vegas with 3.1; and Detroit with 2.75. Click for the complete top 10. (Read more unemployment stories.)

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