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Top 10 Cities for Job Seekers in 2011

Washington, DC, ranks as the least difficult city for getting hired, followed by San Jose, CA, and Baltimore

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Define your work and financial goals: Pick up Great Jobs for Everyone 50+ today!

En español | The nation's capital continues to head a list of the top cities for finding work. The rankings are based on the latest job market competition ratings from Indeed.com.

See also: Best Places to Work if You're Older Than 50

The ratings compare the number of people looking for work with the number of advertised positions in a given area. Here are the 10 cities with the most favorable ratios of job hunters to job openings:

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DC ranks as the least difficult city for getting hired. — David Arky/Corbis

No matter where you live, finding a job continues to be challenging. The national unemployment rate of 9.1 percent compares with a rate of 6.8 percent for workers 50 and older, according to Terry McMenamin of the Bureau of Labor Statistics. 55 percent of the workers who have been searching for jobs for six months or more are 55 or older.

If you don't live in one of these highly ranked cities, don't give up hope. Try these job tips to increase your chances of getting hired, consider part-time employment until something better comes along or even explore working for yourself.

Next: Did your city fall short of the top 10? >>

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