For the first time in 2010, our Job Market Competition report shows all major metropolitan areas have fewer than 10 unemployed persons per job posting – a notable lessening of job competition since our last report.
Washington D.C. has only one unemployed per job posting, maintaining its first place position as the city with the least competition for jobs. At the other end of the scale, Detroit moved up one place from the bottom position: it now has nine unemployed per job posting, an improvement from 13 earlier this year.
The top five job markets with the least competition for jobs are:
The bottom five markets with the most competition for jobs are:
Consistent with our March Industry Employment Trends, this provides further evidence that an economic recovery is underway. We will update these reports each month, so check back for our unique view of the changing job market.
Our Industry Employment Trends for March indicate job growth more clearly than ever before during the current recession.
Only one industry shows a decrease in job postings compared to last year. Even industries hit hardest by the recession, like transportation and real estate, saw more job postings last month than a year ago.
This is consistent with our positive prognosis for the job market earlier this year and tentative signals from today’s government jobs report. It is great news for job seekers – proof that companies are in fact starting to hire again.
Check back each month for our updated Industry Employment Trends – a leading indicator of how the job market is doing.
March 2010 Industry Trends Report
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After leaving an entire continent out in the cold, we are pleased to announce the launch of Indeed Antarctica. This makes Indeed the first website to offer job search in all 7 continents!
There’s a long and eminent history of jobs in Antarctica. Ernest Shackleton may have been the continent’s first employer, reputed to have posted this job advertisement before his legendary expedition in 1914:
“Men Wanted for Hazardous Journey.
Small wages, bitter cold, long months of complete darkness, constant danger, safe return doubtful. Honor and recognition in case of success.”
Today, more than 1,200 people live and work in Antarctica’s largest community, McMurdo Station.
Job opportunities range from Electricians and Carpenters to Biomedical and Marine Technicians. If you are looking to march with the penguins, consider being a Zoological Field Assistant. Do you have a passion for rigging in an extreme environment? Then there’s a job for you!
Don’t forget to pack warmly though! Temperatures at the South Pole reach a low of -90°C (-130°F).
Is the coldest place on Earth not your cup of tea? Then check out other job opportunities around the world.