Looking for a Job? Go to D.C.

We're in the toughest, most competitive market for jobs in the last 20 years. So if you're looking for a job and feeling mobile, where should you head? Sunny, humid, socialist Washington, D.C., of course!


A graph that Matthew Yglesias passes along from Ryan Avent tells the story.

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Washington, D.C., is first on the list, followed by Baltimore. For those seeking jobs outside the I-95 corrider, here are the top twenty cities for job postings at a glance:
jobpostingspercapita.pngLast point to make: Detroit has the fewest job postings of any of the 50 most populous metro areas. Of the six worst cities for job postings, four are from Michigan, Florida, California. And so MichiCaliFlArivada saga continues.

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Derek Thompson is a senior editor at The Atlantic, where he writes about economics, labor markets, and the entertainment business.

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