Here is the November 2010 Juju.com’s (a leading job search engine) Job Search Difficulty Index for US Cities.
The US City Index measures the difficulty of finding employment in each city around the country. It was calculated by dividing the number of unemployed workers in each city, as reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), by the number of jobs in Juju’s comprehensive index of millions of online jobs in the United States, which is compiled and updated continuously from thousands of employer career portals, recruiter websites, and job boards all over the Internet.
Washington DC ranks as the least difficult city once again, with San Jose and New York serving as runner-ups. Coming in as the hardest city to find a job in the US is number 50, Las Vegas, Nevada.
|Job Search Difficulty (Least -> Most)||Metro||Change Since Last Ranking||Unemployed Individuals Per Advertised Job|
|2||San Jose, CA||0||1.20|
|3||New York, NY||0||1.63|
|8||Salt Lake City, UT||-2||2.37|
|12||San Antonio, TX||3||2.52|
|13||St. Paul, MN||-4||2.53|
|14||Oklahoma City, OK||2||2.57|
|20||San Francisco, CA||0||2.89|
|22||Kansas City, MO||-3||2.92|
|24||Virginia Beach, VA||1||3.04|
|37||New Orleans, LA||0||4.16|
|40||St. Louis, MO||-1||4.50|
|43||San Diego, CA||1||4.79|
|46||Los Angeles, CA||0||6.27|
|50||Las Vegas, NV||1||8.86|
|50 City Average||3.19|