As the end of 2015 and the fourth quarter draws ever nearer, job seekers are reminded that flexibility is key, and though relocation may not be a welcome option, a new market could provide opportunities your current city is not.
To determine the easiest and hardest cities for finding a job right now,Indeed.com‘s data team took a look at the population of each metropolitan region, comparing it to the number of job listings for that area. Indeed aggregates job postings from thousands of sites across the web, drawing from staffing agencies, individual company career sites, other job boards, and professional organizations and associations to provide the greatest possible collection of opportunities in each geography.
The data here is drawn from Q3, 2o14, and applies to jobs at every compensation level.
Miami, Florida, is the most difficult place to find a job, with just 27 job postings on Indeed for every 1,000 residents (up ever so slightly from last year, when the city also led the bottom half of this list with just 23 job postings for ever 1,000 residents.)
In fact, cities known for their warm breezes fare particularly poorly on this ranking for the second year in a row. Los Angeles, California, holds second place, with 33 advertised job openings for every 1,000 people. New Orleans reports just 36 jobs per 1,000 residents, while Riverside, California, and New York finds themselves in a similar situation, with 37 jobs listed for every 1,000 residents.
Once again there is some good news to be had in the California sun, however. San Jose, California, offers up the most job listings per capita, with 154 jobs advertised per every 1,000 residents–up from last year when the city led the list with 123 openings.
Raleigh, North Carolina, is next yet again, with 121 openings per 1,000 residents, and the nation’s capital falls to fourth with 93 roles posted online for every 1,000 residents of the District, edged out by Denver, with 96 jobs posted for ever 1,000 residents of the Mile High City.
San Francisco completes the list, with 89 openings in the tech hub posted to Indeed for every 1,000 residents.
The Easiest Cities To Find A Job Right Now
1. San Jose, CA
2. Raleigh, NC
3. Denver, CO
4. Washington, D.C.
5. San Francisco, CA
The Most Difficult Cities In Which To Find A Job Right Now
1. Miami, FL
2. Los Angeles, CA
3. New Orleans, LA
4. Riverside, CA
5. New York, NY
To See the Original Article on Forbes.com: The Easiest And Hardest Cities For Finding A Job Right Now
Written By: Kathryn Dill