D.C. beats NYC for best job town
Think New Yorkers have the worst employment odds? Think again.
Juju.com, a job search engine that gathers postings from around the Web, has released its Job Search Difficulty Rankings and found that New York was the fifth best city in the U.S. to find a job. The study looked at 50 cities.
“We took a look at the Bureau of Labor Statistics from September and compared that to our end-of-October listings of jobs to find out the number of unemployed individuals for each open position,” said Brendan Cruickshank, vice president of juju.com.
Best ratio: Washington, D.C. In our nation’s capital, there are two applicants to every job opening. “Government jobs help stabilize the area,” Cruickshank said. Nearby Baltimore has the second-best numbers.
Worst ratio: Detroit, Mich. There are 21.6 unemployed people for every one position in Detroit, due in large part to the ailing auto industry.New York City: The Big Apple ranked No. 5, with 3.4 people available for each job. “New York is doing much better than the national average,” Cruickshank said. “We’re seeing that a lot of the banks have stabilized and are starting to hire again.” Other sectors that are growing: seasonal jobs (i.e. retail and accountants), technology and health care.