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Seattle is 13th easiest city to find a job in.

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Seattle was the 13th easiest major city to find a job in based on the rankings from Juju.com. Juju’s rankings are compiled by dividing the number of unemployed laborers, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in each metro area with 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.”

Juju might be tooting their own horn a little with that last bit, but the survey does give a good indication of how Seattle is weathering the economic times. The large companies in Seattle, especially the tech industry, are helping to keep employment up even as other sector’s struggle.

The top five cities are Washington, D.C; San Jose, CA; New York, NY; Baltimore, MD; and Hartford, CT. Seattle is the only Washington city on the chart, and Portland makes a late appearance at 41. Despite D.C. holding the top spot, the unemployment rate is actually higher, at 10.5 percent, than Seattle’s 8.9 percent. D.C. has 1.18 unemployed persons per available job.

One problem with the survey is that it takes into account several jobs that don’t pay a livable wage, as well as internships. Have you found job hunting in Seattle easier than in other cities?

Jump to get a look at the full rankings, and to browse Juju’s job database.

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Written by Wes Simons

August 26, 2010 at 5:58 pm

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