Miami is the Worst City in America to Find a Job

Categories: Recessionomics
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Looking for a job? Maybe you should also be looking for a new place to live outside South Florida. Not one, but two job listings sites have run the numbers and declared that the Miami metro area is the worst place to find a job in America. Sure, there may be places with higher unemployment, but according to their numbers, the ratio of people looking for jobs in Miami to job listings is just the absolute worst.

Indeed.com, a jobs listing aggregation site, uses unemployment numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and compares them to the number of job listings in its database. They found that for every job listed in Miami, there are four people looking for work. That's the worst ratio in all the land. Los Angeles comes in second-to-worst with a 1:3 ratio.

SimplyHired.com says that picture is even more grim. They use a similar method to Indeed.com, and find that the ratio in Miami is actually one job listing for every eight people looking for work. Once again, Miami topped their list. (Indeed seems to include West Palm Beach as part of the Miami Metro Area, while SimplyHired does not, which might explain the difference).

Forbes.com warns that even the jobs available are likely not quality ones: "One major caveat with these rankings: They include listings of all sorts, including part-time positions and low-wage work. According to Indeed, two of the top five companies with the most current job listings are Taco Bell and Pizza Hut."

Basically, if you are a South Floridian with a job, well, you know what to be very thankful for this Thanksgiving.

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samanthathony.mail
samanthathony.mail

If you're not bi-lingual (English and Spanish), then forget about getting a decent job in Miami.

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Phuntsok
Phuntsok

Illegals, illegals, illegals. So many work here is being done by illegals. Enforcement is a joke and the penalties for employers are embarrassing. Now they have figured out a blatant way to circumvent work eligibility by invoicing. People that can't get a work permit just open a corporation and invoice their labor instead. I know a lot of you will say that they are just hard workers and all that but why can't they work hard in their own nation? Why do they not care for labor rights people in this nation fought so hard for? Did you know that many are right wing extremist? I'm not talking Cuban right wing but fascist from Spain and South America. The image of the hard working tomato picker does not fit most of these new arrivals. Next time you wonder why there are no jobs or why your salary has hardly gone up if any lately look no further than illegal workers.

Tootallval80
Tootallval80

Craziness that West Palm Beach is in the survey! And a lot of companies moved from Dade to North Broward on up to Pam Beach. Curious to read or hear how the jobs are up there! But not surprised by this at all!

m&m
m&m

"Low wage work" yet still the only place someone with little education can get $5k tips in one night or make $1k week as a waitress or bartender with no experience."4 people looking for the same job" how many applications do you think Morgan Stanley or Apple get ? Meanwhile, we can't fill a $30k entry level supervisor job at our resort due to lack of applications and qualified people.Face it, the numbers, and this story, are bogus due to all the immigrants that are 'out of work' because they aren't really looking. Otherwise, $1800 apartments wouldn't be flying off the market and 0 affordable homes for sale (see: Detroit 2008)

pollyware
pollyware

That' what High Speed Universities is all about, to further the education of students. They need more than a high school degree today, they need at least 2 years of college, preferrably 4, and then we're going to work with communities so they can grow economically and create more jobs for our young people

Roger Cureton
Roger Cureton

well this news just made my day. I've been lucky enough to have been brought in for multiple interviews over the past 2 months of unemployment, but seem to come in 2nd place for every one. Employers are able to pick and choose and it's definitely a buyer's market. I'm still hopeful something will open up though.

Kinkypork
Kinkypork

there is nothing magical about the magical city.. all that glitters isn't gold. despite their claims, maimi has less culture than yogurt and most of the locals have the IQ of a snow pea pod.

quote from 30 rock: Jack: "Have you ever been to Florida? It's a criminal population. It's America's Australia..."

Drake Mallard
Drake Mallard

welcome to the banana republic

nepotism that how you get a job in miami  just ask the city workers

"a college degree does not guarantee a job"

TheMan
TheMan

"a college degree does not guarantee a job"That's just it... and a college degree in a field that doesn't boast very many jobs upon graduation is a mistake made quite often as well.

I knew quite a few people in college that when asked what they're taking would merely say, "Business".  Or just some burner course.  They were pretty much there for the party, and can now be found at the Occupy rallies because of their mistakes.

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