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Unemployed per Job Posting

How hard is it to find a job in your city? Here's the number of unemployed per job posting
for the 50 most populous metropolitan areas in the U.S.

Updated October 2014

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

Based on preliminary September 2014 employment data provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and subject to change.