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Old 06-10-2015, 02:57 PM
 
Location: BMORE!
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If you're using a CSA please indicate that on the list. Baltimore added over 20,000.
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Old 06-10-2015, 03:47 PM
 
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Looks like LA's unemployment rate is down to 7.7%. It was close to 9% this time last year. So things seem to be improving.
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Old 06-10-2015, 03:56 PM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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Looks like LA's unemployment rate is down to 7.7%. It was close to 9% this time last year. So things seem to be improving.
It's at 6.4%, IE is at 6.2%:

Unemployment Rates for Metropolitan Areas
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Old 06-10-2015, 04:02 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
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The Utah cities are doing really well!
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Old 06-10-2015, 04:07 PM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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Yeah, I lucked out. I'm in the legal field, and after 2008, things went really south. The firm I'm working for right now was starting to downsize, but for some reason, my boss liked me enough to keep me around. Now that clients are paying their bills again, my office has become full of support staff and we're still looking for people to hire.

Insane what a few years can do I feel for my blue-collar friends though, but most found work relatively quickly. I knew way too many people living off unemployment. It was pretty depressing, especially as a millennial trying to get their life of the ground. Hope I never have to see that again.
My wife is an attorney and it seems like business is booming (though her niche is pretty recession proof). She is constantly being recruited. It's definitely a nice change from 2008 when I had to work at a coffee shop and temp office positions just to pay rent - and that was in Boston, a city that most consider an economically stable/strong city.
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Old 06-10-2015, 04:13 PM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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You're just now getting that? It's been happening for at least the last 15 years.
The two cities will probably jockey for the pole position in CA forever. It's okay, it's a healthy competition.

And actually I think that Los Angeles has done a lot to improve its standing - a huge bike plan being implemented and bike sharing programs are planned, the most massive public works project in the country in the Metro expansion, updating the zoning plan throughout the city, the LA River revitalization (perhaps the biggest game-changer since Measure R or the subway system). LA is a city with a ton of problems, but there are people trying to fix some of them, and not just Garcetti.
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Old 06-10-2015, 04:13 PM
 
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It's at 6.4%, IE is at 6.2%:

Unemployment Rates for Metropolitan Areas
Touche. I just did a Google Search. Bad data I guess.
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Old 06-10-2015, 08:48 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area (formerly DC and Boston)
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Income is much higher in the Bay Area than LA, per capita GDP is around $90k if you combine SF and SJ, compared to just $60k in LA. Total market capitalization of Bay Area companies is also higher than LA. SF/Silicon Valley feels much more important than LA these days.
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Old 06-10-2015, 10:49 PM
 
Location: Seattle aka tier 3 city :)
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Income is much higher in the Bay Area than LA, per capita GDP is around $90k if you combine SF and SJ, compared to just $60k in LA. Total market capitalization of Bay Area companies is also higher than LA. SF/Silicon Valley feels much more important than LA these days.
Without a doubt, LA is an afterthought in CA nowadays, I sometimes feel ashamed telling people that I grew up in that cesspool.
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Old 06-10-2015, 11:02 PM
 
Location: Toronto, Canada
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The two cities will probably jockey for the pole position in CA forever. It's okay, it's a healthy competition.

And actually I think that Los Angeles has done a lot to improve its standing - a huge bike plan being implemented and bike sharing programs are planned, the most massive public works project in the country in the Metro expansion, updating the zoning plan throughout the city, the LA River revitalization (perhaps the biggest game-changer since Measure R or the subway system). LA is a city with a ton of problems, but there are people trying to fix some of them, and not just Garcetti.
Plus the NFL is trying to get not one but two teams into Los Angeles. I wish Measure J had passed. The Purple Line would be going to the pacific rather then stopping in Westwood.
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Income is much higher in the Bay Area than LA, per capita GDP is around $90k if you combine SF and SJ, compared to just $60k in LA. Total market capitalization of Bay Area companies is also higher than LA. SF/Silicon Valley feels much more important than LA these days.
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Without a doubt, LA is an afterthought in CA nowadays, I sometimes feel ashamed telling people that I grew up in that cesspool.
There is a lot more poor in LA for sure, but LA does not have a dominant industry anymore, they film things in Vancouver now.
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