I came across an interesting infographic today on the Indeed job site comparing the relative level of competition for job postings by major metro market in the US. The graphic basically compares the number of postings (as empty blue chairs) to the number of unemployed person (as orange stick figures), with a ratio. The graphic is clean and simple, and clearly displays the spread in relative job hunter competition across the nation. They’ve also hot-linked each city entry to Indeed’s job postings for that city. What does it say about the United States that there are 6 open postings for every unemployed person in Washington DC, but 18 unemployed people for ever posting in a prior industrial base like Detroit?