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Job Market Competition

December 2016 Rankings

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 January 2017

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

Based on preliminary December 2016 employment data provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and subject to change.