Providing the best job search experience increasingly means providing the best mobile job search experience. So we’re pleased that our iPhone app, Job Search, is the #1 business application in the App Store! Job Search is the most popular application for the iPhone and iPod Touch to find jobs, and it’s free.
Based on feedback we’ve received, we’ve made it even easier to find what every job seeker wants: new job postings. Recent searches show the number of jobs added since your last visit. Just tap on a recent search, or tap the “new” button on our search results page to see the jobs added since the last time you checked.
We’ll continue improving our iPhone application and mobile websites so you can find a great job whether you’re sitting at a desk or sitting on the bus. We keep an eye on our comments and ratings in the App Store so let us know how we’re doing. If you don’t already have our application, download Job Search or tell a friend about it. Indeed also provides mobile job search for Blackberry and other mobile users.
We’ve just released a Job Market Competition index, which compares the number of unemployed to the number of job postings in the biggest 50 cities in the US. The more unemployed there are per job opening, the more competition there is in the job market and the harder it is to find a job.
Washington DC has by far the least competition for jobs and so is relatively better for the unemployed, with a whopping six job openings for every unemployed person. Federal government stimulus is clearly working for DC, but is it working in the rest of the country? Apparently not for Detroit, at the opposite end of the scale, with an atrocious 18 unemployed for every job opening.
The best five job markets are:
• Washington, DC
• Jacksonville, FL
• Baltimore, MD
• Salt Lake City, UT
• New York, NY
and the worst five are:
• Portland, OR
• Los Angeles, CA
• Riverside, CA
• Miami, FL
• Detroit, MI
See our ranking of all 50 cities which also shows how each city’s rank has changed since the previous month. Relatedly, our Job Postings per Capita map compares the number of job postings with the total population of these cities.
We’ll be updating the Job Market Competition index monthly, so you can track which parts of the country give you the best chance of finding a job.