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Posted : 2011-01-09 17:25
Updated : 2011-01-09 17:25

Washington DC is best US city to land job

By Jane Han

NEW YORK — You’re desperate to land a job in the U.S., so where is your best bet to get hired?

Start looking in Washington D.C., according to latest job reports. The nation’s capital was ranked the No. 1 job market in the U.S. by CareerCast.com and JuJu.com, both online job sites that aggregate job listings and release monthly employment indexes.

Keeping its top position for three straight years, Washington D.C. is considered ideal as it is flush with government-related jobs in the public and private sectors.

Boston came next, as the America’s largest university town boasts its strong tech and financial industries.

“Also marking three years as one of the best cities to find a job is Boston,” said CareerCast.com in a statement.

Among other cities ranked in the top bracket are San Jose, Seattle, New York, Baltimore, Chicago, Denver, Austin and Atlanta, all of which have a lower unemployment rate compared to the national average of 9.8 percent.

On the other end of the roster are cities including Riverside, Orlando, Detroit and Los Angeles that continue to struggle with a painfully difficult job market.

“For 36 straight months, the city in southern California’s Inland Empire region has been stuck as the worst U.S. city to find a job,” said CareerCast.com, referring to Riverside.

“The cities that continued to underperform rely on jobs from lagging industries such as manufacturing, tourism and construction,” said JuJu.com Vice President Brendan Cruickshank.

“Detroit and Las Vegas have improved from this time last year, but they continue to have more unemployed individuals per open job than other large metropolitan areas,” he said.

In a separate survey, CareerCast.com evaluated 200 U.S. jobs to rank the top 10 based on income, outlook, environmental factors, stress and physical demands.

The No. 1 on the list was software engineer, followed by mathematician, actuary, computer systems analyst, meteorologist, biologist, historian and dental hygienist.

“With a boost from the development of apps for iPods, tablets, smart phones and other devises, the professional software engineer has jumped to the top,” according to the site.

The worst-rated jobs were roustabout, steelworker, lumberjack and taxi driver.

“The worst job is roustabout, a dirty, dangerous and often stressful job, as evidenced by the disaster in the Gulf of Mexico and subsequent oil spill,” it added.



워싱턴 DC 미국에서 직업 얻기에 가장 좋은 도시

뉴욕 ­ 미국에서 직업을 찾고 있다면 채용되기 위해 어느 곳에서 배팅을 하는 것이 가장 좋을까?

최신 직업보고서는 워싱턴 D.C.에서 찾기 시작하라고 권하고 있다.

직업목록을 집계하고 매달 취업지수를 발표하고 있는 온라인 취업사이트인 CareerCast.com과 JuJu.com은 수도 워싱턴 D.C.를 미국 제1의 취업시장으로 꼽았다.

3년 연속 1위 자리를 고수하고 있는 워싱턴 D.C.는 공공, 사적 부문에서 정부 관련 직업들이 쏟아져 내리기 때문에 가장 이상적인 직업 시장으로 여겨지고 있다.

보스턴이 2위에 올랐는데 이는 미국에서 가장 큰 대학타운을 가진 보스턴이 탄탄한 기술과 금융 산업을 자랑하고 있기 때문이다.

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