These cities are treacherous pits of despair for job hunters.
Cities of despair
Some of these apocalyptic, post-industrial hopeless hellholes should be avoided by honest American job seekers at all costs. Others are just very competitive job markets, but great places to live otherwise. We present you with the 11 worst cities for job hunters, followed by the 10 best as a ray of hope — it’s always nice to end on a positive, constructive note. Juju.com, a leading job search engine, recently released its “Job Search Difficulty Index, which measures the difficulty of finding employment in major cities around the country. The Index was calculated by dividing the number of unemployed workers in each metro area, as reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), by the number of jobs in Juju's comprehensive index of millions of online jobs in the United States.” They looked at 50 cities total. Sounds fun. Let’s begin, shall we? Photo Credit: arvindgrover