Here’s an interesting graphic produced by the job search engine start-up, Indeed. It shows the number of jobs each city has per capita (see below); the larger the circle, the more the number of jobs per person in that city. It shows that San Jose leads the rest of the nation, with 99 job openings per a thousand people.

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That’s a lot of jobs. In fact, it suggests we could wipe out entire local unemployment rate — that is, if we were adequately trained. While we have thousands of people here without jobs, they’re just not skilled enough for the jobs available. (Via Fred Wilson’s blog)

Below is the ranking of some of the top cities, and note that San Jose has twice or more the number of jobs than the bottom 30 of the 50 most populous metro areas. Also below, see the interesting graphic on the rise of demand for AJAX-skilled employees…

Rankings Third Quarter 2005
50 most populous metro areas ranked by job postings per capita.

Rank (Last Qtr Rank) Metropolitian Area Job Postings Per 1000 People
1 (1) San Jose, CA 99
2 (7) Las Vegas, NV 92
3 (3) Washington, DC 88
4 (2) Boston, MA 80
5 (5) Denver, CO 67
6 (6) San Diego, CA 67
7 (4) Salt Lake City, UT 66
8 (10) Seattle, WA 65
9 (22) St. Paul, MN 63
10 (15) Phoenix, AZ 59
11 (9) Austin, TX 59
12 (13) San Francisco, CA 59
13 (16) Baltimore, MD 56
14 (11) Sacramento, CA 53
15 (12) Hartford, CT 51
16 (21) Atlanta, GA 51
17 (8) Milwaukee, WI 50
18 (18) Orlando, FL 50
19 (17) Charlotte, NC 49

And, if you are an AJAX specialist:

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