Report ranks DC first among 50 cities for jobseekers
The District is known for a lot of things--politics, history, museums--and now it's also one of the best cities to find a job.
A new report ranks Washington at the top.
The report from juju.com, the jobs search engine, finds DC to be the best metropolitan area for job seekers.
A rule of thumb has always been that we're recession proof because the federal government is here. That brings not only federal jobs, but jobs in nonprofits, associations, and in the legal and lobbying area.
looked at the 50 largest metropolitan areas and f
According to juju.com, for every job advertised in DC there were 1.18 job seekers, for Baltimore, which was third best, there were 1.67 job seekers for every ad.
At the bottom of the list for the 50 largest metropolitan areas, in Detroit and Miami every job ad is being chased by 8 or 9 people.
"I tell people, think of the federal government to Washington what the automotive industry was to Detroit when it was really going strong," says Stephen Fuller a George Mason University economist. "Detroit was a powerhouse. Or the entertainment industry to Las Vegas. Our core industry is government and it's doing well."
But some jobseekers here question the report. Many have been looking for work for more than a year, even some with masters degrees or other normally sought after credentials.
They say they keep sending resumes and calling employers and going to interviews when they can get one.
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