The 10 Worst Cities for Job Seekers

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10. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, Fla.

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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.