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Old 12-15-2008, 09:03 PM
 
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Oh, I am gainfully employed and living in the DC region now.

I have some friends/associates that are looking though. I miss Cincy but I don't miss jobsearching in that area.
The unemployment rate isn't that much of a difference from the DC to Cincy region ...

http://www.bls.gov/web/laummtch.htm
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Old 12-16-2008, 10:40 AM
 
Location: Silver Spring,Maryland
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Cincy

DC region is #89 and Cincy is #130. WHY??? are you telling me this? The OP is looking for a job. Give him or her advice. I can only speak on what I experienced. You are comparing an orange to an apple.
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Old 12-16-2008, 07:19 PM
 
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Cincy

DC region is #89 and Cincy is #130. WHY??? are you telling me this? The OP is looking for a job. Give him or her advice. I can only speak on what I experienced. You are comparing an orange to an apple.
Two cities can only have a 0.1 difference of unemployment and have 10 different spots of where they rank. Don't be silly, instead let's look at percentages.

We're talking about an unemployment rate of 4.1% to 6.1% with a difference of the two cities unemployment rates. DC's unemployment grew year over year by .011 & Cincy's .014 (2007-2008).

What you experienced is a mirage. More like Oranges to Grapefruit. Next ...
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Old 12-17-2008, 06:20 AM
 
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Gman-are you looking for a job?

A few years back BEFORE the recession, my husband and I both got laid off and we are eperienced college grads. We took "anything" type jobs but it was rough looking. Highly technical people do well in Cincy. I have friends that are looking (actively and right now). They are saying that the market is tight.

Just check the job websites and that will speak volumes.
Are there local cinncy job sites to look into???
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Old 12-17-2008, 07:49 AM
 
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
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Gman-are you looking for a job?

A few years back BEFORE the recession, my husband and I both got laid off and we are eperienced college grads. We took "anything" type jobs but it was rough looking. Highly technical people do well in Cincy. I have friends that are looking (actively and right now). They are saying that the market is tight.

Just check the job websites and that will speak volumes.
Not looking but i have been thinking about switching jobs and i have had lots of interviews and two offers in the past 3 months. Finding a job has always been hard, people just think its that much more horrible because the common perception is that the economy isnt great now.

G Rizzle
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Old 12-17-2008, 07:50 AM
 
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
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Also, when people look for jobs they always tie themselves down to where they live now.... why not open up a little bit?

G Rizzle
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Old 12-17-2008, 05:07 PM
 
Location: Silver Spring,Maryland
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Cincy. Since you seem bent on having a "know it all" attitude, direct the OP to where they can look for a job. I am more than confident that you know something of value.

My experience was no mirage. In that you are suggesting that I am perhaps making something up. I won't divulge my difficulties because it has no real correlation to the OP's question. Like I said before I know people that are currently looking, and at one time DH and I BOTH were looking.

GMan- that is EXACTLY why we moved. That choice is not for everyone though. However, for some fields there is no choice.
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Old 12-17-2008, 10:10 PM
 
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Cincy. Since you seem bent on having a "know it all" attitude
It's not about the attitude, it's about facts. You said it was like comparing oranges and apples, I showed how ridiculous that was by posting a link from the government's own Bureau of Labor Statistics website. I'm sure your backlash is probably stemming more from previous conversations that may have taken place where you dogged Cincinnati's jobless rate and praised DC's without knowing the truth? I could be wrong, but you don't you don't seem like the type of person to research before yapping off 'stats.'
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Old 12-18-2008, 10:08 AM
 
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
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Yeah. Cincy job market isnt any worse then anywhere else.

And the bottom line is, in good times and even in bad times, the BEST, most determined people find a way to make it happen. In bad times, the lames just have an excuse.

G Rizzle
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Old 12-18-2008, 05:33 PM
 
Location: Silver Spring,Maryland
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but you don't you don't seem like the type of person to research before yapping off 'stats.'

--And you don't know squat about me. I never posted stats. Those can ALWAYS be manipulated. The METRO DC region includes Northern Virginia, Maryland Suburbs and lastly DC. This area attracts thousands of college educated individuals from the top colleges. The majority of people coming into Cincy are looking to work at PG.. This area is more recession proof than MANY other cities. Not only are there Federal Govt jobs but there are thousands of professional private industry jobs in many of the suburban areas.

However this has nothing to do with the OP's question.

Can you stick to the topic?

Here is a link since you like research:
Job market stays strong in D.C. - Washington Business Journal:
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