Where the best job prospects are in the U.S.


Like a guy looking for a date who goes where the most women are to increase his chances, so goes the search for a job.

Go where the most jobs are and the least number of applicants, and you're more likely to find a job.

Narrowing the job search is easier with Indeed.com's Job Market Competition Index, which compares the number of unemployed to the number of job postings in the 50 biggest cities in the United States.

With Washington, D.C. at the top of the list with a 6:1 ratio of six job postings for every unemployed person on the job search site, the index shows how much competition is out there and helps job seekers track which parts of the country offer the best chance of finding a job.

A new president in office, and a federal stimulus package, must help provide jobs in the nation's capitol.

At the bottom of the list of the 50 biggest cities is -- no surprise -- Detroit, with one job posting for every 18 unemployed people.