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Old 02-03-2012, 11:41 AM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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I only did areas with 5 Million+ people.

By CSA and component MSAs or uncombined MSA.


December 2010-December 2011 Numerical Change in Employment
Bureau of Labor Statistics


Los Angeles: +120,598
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana +64,697
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario +46,114
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura +9,787


Houston: +91,112
Houston-Baytown-Huntsville +91,112


San Francisco: +89,983
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont +47,849
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara +32,042
Santa Cruz-Watsonville +3,993
Vallejo-Fairfield +3,871
Napa +2,183
Santa Rosa-Petaluma +45


Washington DC: +71,527
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria +42,804
Baltimore-Towson +26,346
Winchester +2,377


Miami-Ft Lauderdale-Pompano Beach: +61,068
Miami-Ft Lauderdale-Pompano Beach +61,068


Atlanta: +55,282
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marrieta +53,068
Gainesville +2,214


Dallas-Fort Worth: +52,965
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington +51,667
Sherman-Denison +1,298


New York: +51,168
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island +49,058
Trenton-Ewing +2,397
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk +2,001
Kingston +396
New Haven-Milford -911
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown -1,773


Boston: +37,423
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy +36,758
Worcester +7,185
Manchester +596
Nashua +509
Providence-New Bedford-Fall River -7,625


Philadelphia: +18,713
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington +15,116
Reading +3,388
Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton +209


Detroit: +5,998
Detroit-Warren-Livonia +7,505
Monroe -245
Ann Arbor -555
Flint -707


Chicago: -29,031
Michigan City-La Porte +1,017
Kankakee-Bradley +404
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet -30,452
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Old 02-03-2012, 05:09 PM
 
Location: East Fallowfield, PA
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I only did areas with 5 Million+ people.

By CSA and component MSAs or uncombined MSA.


December 2010-December 2011 Numerical Change in Employment
Bureau of Labor Statistics


Los Angeles: +120,598
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana +64,697
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario +46,114
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura +9,787


Houston: +91,112
Houston-Baytown-Huntsville +91,112


San Francisco: +89,983
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont +47,849
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara +32,042
Santa Cruz-Watsonville +3,993
Vallejo-Fairfield +3,871
Napa +2,183
Santa Rosa-Petaluma +45


Washington DC: +71,527
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria +42,804
Baltimore-Towson +26,346
Winchester +2,377


Miami-Ft Lauderdale-Pompano Beach: +61,068
Miami-Ft Lauderdale-Pompano Beach +61,068


Atlanta: +55,282
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marrieta +53,068
Gainesville +2,214


Dallas-Fort Worth: +52,965
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington +51,667
Sherman-Denison +1,298


New York: +51,168
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island +49,058
Trenton-Ewing +2,397
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk +2,001
Kingston +396
New Haven-Milford -911
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown -1,773


Boston: +37,423
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy +36,758
Worcester +7,185
Manchester +596
Nashua +509
Providence-New Bedford-Fall River -7,625


Philadelphia: +18,713
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington +15,116
Reading +3,388
Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton +209


Detroit: +5,998
Detroit-Warren-Livonia +7,505
Monroe -245
Ann Arbor -555
Flint -707


Chicago: -29,031
Michigan City-La Porte +1,017
Kankakee-Bradley +404
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet -30,452
WOW, interesting info. Where exactly did these stats come from? Thanks for sharing!
Nevermind, I see it states Bureau of Labor Statistics in your sub-heading.
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Old 02-03-2012, 05:16 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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WOW, interesting info. Where exactly did these stats come from? Thanks for sharing!
Nevermind, I see it states Bureau of Labor Statistics in your sub-heading.
bls.gov

Search "At a Glance California"(or any other state) and then scroll down to the list of metro areas located in that state and click on the one you want, and then when that metro's info pops up, click in the little dinosaur icon(historical data) and then I simply subtracted Dec 2010's total employment figure from Dec 2011's employment figure.

California still needs around 2 million jobs, but I am at least pleased that the 12 month trend is favorable.
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Old 02-03-2012, 05:26 PM
 
Location: London, NYC, DC
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You're looking at absolute numbers. Try it with percents (12-month net percent change), and here's what I get when compared to the US.

Non-farm employment:

Los Angeles MSA: 0.8%
US: 1.3%

Total private employment:

Los Angeles MSA: 0.9%
US: 2.1%

Professional and business services:

Los Angeles MSA: 2.1%
US: 3.3%

Los Angeles is lagging the country in employment growth, let alone many other measures.
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Old 02-03-2012, 05:37 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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You're looking at absolute numbers.
Yes I know about the percentage growth, but I was specifically curious about numerical job growth. I am pleased that Los Angeles is back on top in this regard. Its also interesting that NY, an even larger labor market than LA, had far fewer new jobs added? I wonder why?
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Old 02-03-2012, 05:48 PM
 
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It's only the percentage that matters. You can add what seems to be a lot of jobs until you consider the number of people chasing those jobs. With 35 million people living here you needs lots and lots of jobs just to handle the normal growth in population.

Absolute numbers mean nothing. Giving gross numbers is just playing with staticstics to come up with a desired outcome. But hardly truthful.
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Old 02-03-2012, 06:01 PM
 
Location: London, NYC, DC
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It's only the percentage that matters. You can add what seems to be a lot of jobs until you consider the number of people chasing those jobs. With 35 million people living here you needs lots and lots of jobs just to handle the normal growth in population.

Absolute numbers mean nothing. Giving gross numbers is just playing with staticstics to come up with a desired outcome. But hardly truthful.
Exactly. We use percentages because otherwise numbers are incomparable. Thus, NYC isn't growing faster that most cities because 1% growth would be as big as some cities proper. It's the same for employment. In some sectors, LA is actually losing jobs. Now add in the fact that every year is consistent 100,000-150,000 net domestic outflow and you've got issues, big time.
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Old 02-03-2012, 10:04 PM
 
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I'm just going to park this here since someone was harping on about new jobs in the Inland Empire

Huge Skechers shoe warehouse didn't bring jobs - Sacramento News - Local and Breaking Sacramento News | Sacramento Bee (http://www.sacbee.com/2012/02/02/4234429/huge-skechers-shoe-warehouse-didnt.html - broken link)
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Old 02-04-2012, 10:31 AM
 
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Montclair -- you sick puppy you -- trying to undermine the very raison d' etre of the California forum: gloom and doom and whine ... good thing we have others clever enough to point out that this job growth you cite is worthless when looked at percentage-wise -- regardless of the fact that even percentage-wise California is growing back positively.

So many negatives to dwell on -- so little time.
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Old 02-04-2012, 10:50 AM
 
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Montclair -- you sick puppy you -- trying to undermine the very raison d' etre of the California forum: gloom and doom and whine ... good thing we have others clever enough to point out that this job growth you cite is worthless when looked at percentage-wise -- regardless of the fact that even percentage-wise California is growing back positively.

So many negatives to dwell on -- so little time.
If a city isn't keeping up with the US, its losing ground.

My savings account balance is growing too (interest), but its actually losing money to inflation.
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