Unemployment rate: 11.0 percent
Unemployed people per job posting: 2.18
Though Tampa's 11 percent unemployment rate is high by national standards, it has the lowest unemployed-to-job-postings ratio of any of these 10 cities. As of April 2011, construction employment in Tampa was down 3.9 percent over the prior year, and total job growth was at a sluggish 0.7 percent over that same period.
Next: 9. Jacksonville, Fla.