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8/17    http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/08/17/the-best-and-worst-cities-to-look-for-a-job
        San Jose and San Francisco... not a surprise. Northern Cal
        is still the best place to live.
        \_ What are you talking about? San Jose was 6th (above SF) and
           SF was 15th. If you rate "best place to live" as "best place
           to find a job" (which I don't) neither of these qualify and
           the answer is Washington, D.C.
           \_ it's a shitload better than Los Angeles, which is full of
              lame IT and support jobs. There are no real tech jobs that
              require real education. LA only needs people who have bullshit
              degrees from Cal Poly/Cal State.  -troll who lives in LA and
              degrees from Cal Poly/Cal State. -putz who lives in LA and
                                               wasted his education in Berkeley
              \_ You sound like a putz.
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The index ranks cities based on how many unemployed people there are compared to job listings. For every one unemployed person in Washington, DC, for example, there are six job postings. Whereas in Detroit, there is only one job posting for every 18 unemployed people. The higher the ratio of job postings to unemployed, the more chances there are of landing a job. The top ten cities in the index for finding jobs (and their corresponding ratios of job postings to unemployed) are: 1 Washington, DC (6:1) 2 Jacksonville, FL (3:1) 3 Baltimore, MD (1:1) 4 Salt Lake City, UT (1:2) 5 New York, NY (1:2) 6 San Jose, CA (1:2) 7 Hartford, CT (1:2) 8 Oklahoma City, OK (1:3) 9 Austin, TX (1:3) 10. Boston, MA (1:3) The worst ten cities for job searches are: 41. August 18th, 2009 at 5:03 am PDT Umm, where did you pull that from? Easy to find a job in Washington + Obamas Government = Socialism? G0d I wish everyone that used word "socialism" actually had a clue of what it's meaning really is instead of reciting the same 3 talking points that they heard on Fox News. August 18th, 2009 at 5:40 am PDT As a resident of the DC area, I'll give you a little bit of information. The huge expansion in government jobs in DC happened in the 90's, into the early 2000's. About half of these jobs are in the Military/Defense sector, which was vastly expanded under Obama's predecessor. If you want to find bloated, overpaid, know nothing government employees, check out the job postings/pay rates for Top Secret and Secret clearance holding database admins. These are all in the military sector, something that "big government hating" conservatives like yourself have expanded by voting in knee jerk reactionary morons like Bush. 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