Yes, D.C. has a miserable unemployment rate of 8.8%. But when combined with the surrounding cities of Alexandria and Arlington, Va., that rate drops to a much more respectable 4.7% — the second lowest in the country among large metropolitan areas. Not only that, but D.C. stands to benefit handily from the stimulus plan, which aims to create (or save) one new job for every 25 workers. Government work related to the military, lobbying or think tanks are already in high demand, says Bland. Another hiring bright spot should the stimulus pass? Administrative jobs in the government, says Baker.