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What Ten Worst U.S. Cities For Job Seekers?

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It's a tough job market everywhere, but we'd suggest getting out of these areas if you're unemployed and looking for a job!

Check out the top ten US metropolitan areas in which it is the most difficult to get a job, out of the 50 largest U.S. metropolitan areas by population…AFTER THE JUMP!

But hey! There's hope!

According to Paul Forster, the CEO of Indeed.com, there HAS been improvement over the last 12 months!

He explains:

"Of the 10 cities with the most population per job posting, there are 62 percent more jobs on average than a year ago."

Just gotta keep at it, and try not to get too discouraged! We're getting there, guys!

1. Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, Calif. 13.9 3.75

2. Las Vegas-Paradise, Nev. 13.3 3.38

3. Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, Calif. 12.7 3.1

4. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, Calif. (tie) 11.4 3.55

4. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, Fla. (tie) 10.9 4.37

6. Detroit-Warren-Livonia, Mich. 11.8 2.99

7. Providence-Fall River-Warwick, R.I.-Mass. 11.9 2.25

8. Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Fla. 10.4 2.42

9. Jacksonville, Fla. 10.2 2.58

10. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, Fla. 11.0 2.18

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8 comments to “What Ten Worst U.S. Cities For Job Seekers?”

  1. 1

    I need to move, just my luck not only am I attending college in one of these cities but finding a job is almost non-existing especially in my field, although that is going on all over California.

  2. 2

    Uff, that's terrible for California! I live in Long Beach and I'll be living in Riverside for the summer. Uff! Well actually, I live in Europe atm, but moving back home. This worries me.

  3. 3

    I live in Fort Lauderdale, FL and I am unemployed and have been having a hard time finding a job. I find it interesting though that Orlando/Kissimmee and Las Vegas, being such huge tourist places, are having the same problem. I guess I would think that those would be some of the easiest places to get a job.

  4. 4

    Re: Likeduhh – I'm from Long Beach too! It's horrible here! I haven't been able to find a job in close to a year! (I got laid off due to company downsizing) There's always hope though so I don't dwell on it. Just keep on searchin' haha :)

  5. 5

    i live in southern california and this is one sad list.

  6. 6

    damm 3 florida cities

  7. 7

    i live in one of these areas and go to school in the other, this list makes it really obvious just how bad the tourism industry is atm

  8. 8

    PH you should talk about National Hiring Day - it'll put thousands back to work in one day. National Hiring Day #4 is coming up soon.