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In today’s Grand Rapids Press email, Jackie Headapohl informs us that Michigan is the most difficult state in which to find a job, according to’s Job Search Difficulty Index for US States. Which, for all the folks that live and work in Michigan, we pretty much already knew that. Even if you’re having a bad day, but you’re AT WORK, AT YOUR DESK, you should probably be a little more grateful.

In Michigan, there are 8.24 job seekers for each available job. Nevada is the second-toughest place to find a job, with 6.90 unemployed people per job. Mississippi, Idaho and Kentucky round out the bottom five.

The best place to look for a job is Washington, D.C., where there is less than one unemployed person per available job. Virginia, Maryland, North Dakota and Nebraska complete the top five least competitive job markets.

The Index is calculated by dividing the number of unemployed workers in each state, as reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, by the number of jobs in Juju’s index of millions of online jobs in the United States.

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