Birmingham ranks 13th in national Job Search Difficulty index

November 30, 2010

For unemployed workers in Alabama, the job search might not be getting easier any time soon. According to an article in Birmingham Business Journal today, Birmingham is now the 13th most difficult metropolitan city in which to find a job.

The ranking comes from’s Job Search Difficulty Index. Birmingham, Alabama moved from 16 to 13, among all 50 metro areas surveyed for job seekers.

The article, published today, noted:

The online job search engine said Birmingham is the 13th most difficult major metro area to find a job. According to the report, there are 4.18 unemployed individuals for every advertised job opening in the metro area. When competing on that level, Dale Carnegie skills like presentation effectiveness are key.

The markets that surpassed Birmingham on the difficulty scale, and topped the list included Riverside, Calif., Miami and Las Vegas, where there are 8.86 unemployed persons for every advertised job opening. On the flipside, if you’re seeking a job in San Jose, Washington D.C. or New York City, you’re within the three easiest markets for job-seekers, where there are 1.1 unemployed individuals per every job opening.

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