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US Cities With the Most Job Postings Per Capita

Many Americans have been wishing upon a job opening, and whether or not those wishes come true has a lot to do with geography. Local economies rely on various types of employment and some cities have more concentration on certain areas than others. A heavy reliance on one industry or another can work to the advantage of some, like Washington DC and it's abundance of government jobs. For others, it can be a disaster, like Detroit and its disheveled auto industry.

Job search site ranked the 50 largest US cities in terms of job postings per capita. In line with the pattern described, Washington DC is ranked as having the most job postings per capita (133 postings per 1,000 residents in the second quarter of 2009), while Detroit is ranked last.

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  1. Washington, D.C.
  2. Baltimore, MD
  3. San Jose, CA
  4. Austin, TX
  5. Hartford, CT
  6. Seattle, WA
  7. Salt Lake City, UT
  8. Denver, CO
  9. Boston, MA
  10. Las Vegas, NV and Charlotte, NC
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