Have you considered relocating in lieu of the job crunch? If so, you might want to pack your life up and haul yourself over to the Washington D.C. “urea.”

According to a report by Indeed.com, the nation’s capital had 133 postings per 1,000 residents in the second quarter of 2009. Indeed.com is a broad job search engine that explores company and association websites, job boards, newspapers, and blogs for postings.

With government hiring remaining steady during the recession, it’s not at all shocking that those who live in Chocolate City (more like cookies ‘n cream these days) have had the best luck in finding work.

Baltimore is the runner-up on the list which can be attributed to the city being home to many recession-friendly industries like healthcare and higher education. Not to mention a city famously called “Bodymore, Murderland” probably always has a few job openings. I’m joking, Baltimoreans.

Anyhow, the technology-industry friendly city of San Jose is no. 3 on the list while Austin and Hartford round out the top 5.

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The rest of the top list is as follows (last year’s ranking, city, jobs per 1000 capita):

1.  (1) Washington, DC - 133

2.  (2) Baltimore, MD - 90

3.  (3) San Jose, CA - 80

4.   (7) Austin, TX - 56

5.  (6) Hartford, CT - 54

6.   (9) Seattle, WA - 53

7.   (8) Salt Lake City, UT - 52

8.  (11) Denver, CO - 50

9.  (5) Boston, MA - 49

10. (4) Las Vegas, NV – 49

The worst ten cities:

40. (44) St. Louis, MO – 30

41. (39) Portland, OR – 30

42. (42) New York, NY – 28

43. (41) Birmingham, AL – 28

44. (46) Chicago, IL – 27

45. (43) Riverside, CA – 26

46. (45) Los Angeles, CA – 24

47. (7) Buffalo, NY - 24

48. (48) Rochester, NY – 19

49. (49) Miami, FL – 17

50. (50) Detroit, MI - 15

Where does your current hometown rank and are there any cities on the list that you would consider moving to?

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Michael Arceneaux hails from Houston, lives in Harlem and praises Beyoncé’s name wherever he goes. Follow him on Twitter.