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Old 09-04-2009, 10:06 AM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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The following are the 100 biggest labor markets in the country, ranked from the largest raw gain to the largest raw loss in nonfarm employment between July 2008 and July 2009. Each marketís percentage gain or loss is in parentheses:


McAllen-Edinburg, Texas, gain of 2,900 jobs (1.4%)
El Paso, Texas, gain of 2,400 jobs (0.9%)
Baton Rouge, La., gain of 700 jobs (0.2%)
Jackson, Miss., loss of 100 jobs (0.0%)
Austin, loss of 1,400 jobs (-0.2%)
New Orleans, loss of 1,800 jobs (-0.3%)
Des Moines, Iowa, loss of 2,900 jobs (-0.9%)
Omaha, loss of 3,300 jobs (-0.7%)
Huntsville, Ala., loss of 3,500 jobs (-1.6%)
Oklahoma City, loss of 3,700 jobs (-0.7%)
Worcester, Mass., loss of 4,100 jobs (-1.7%)
New Haven, Conn., loss of 4,800 jobs (-1.8%)
Trenton, N.J., loss of 4,800 jobs (-2.0%)
Madison, Wis., loss of 5,200 jobs (-1.5%)
Syracuse, N.Y., loss of 5,400 jobs (-1.7%)
Little Rock, Ark., loss of 5,600 jobs (-1.6%)
Augusta, Ga., loss of 5,600 jobs (-2.6%)
Bakersfield, Calif., loss of 6,000 jobs (-2.5%)
Columbia, S.C., loss of 6,300 jobs (-1.7%)
San Antonio, loss of 6,400 jobs (-0.8%)
Tulsa, loss of 6,400 jobs (-1.5%)
Poughkeepsie, N.Y., loss of 7,000 jobs (-2.7%)
Winston-Salem, N.C., loss of 7,000 jobs (-3.3%)
Chattanooga, Tenn., loss of 7,600 jobs (-3.1%)
Greenville, S.C., loss of 7,800 jobs (-2.5%)
Honolulu, loss of 7,900 jobs (-1.8%)
Virginia Beach-Norfolk, loss of 8,300 jobs (-1.1%)
Scranton-Wilkes-Barre, Pa., loss of 8,300 jobs (-3.2%)
Spokane, Wash., loss of 8,900 jobs (-4.1%)
Charleston, S.C., loss of 9,300 jobs (-3.1%)
Lexington, Ky., loss of 9,400 jobs (-3.7%)
Lansing, Mich., loss of 9,400 jobs (-4.3%)
Durham, N.C., loss of 9,900 jobs (-3.4%)
Wichita, Kans., loss of 10,000 jobs (-3.3%)
Colorado Springs, loss of 10,200 jobs (-3.9%)
Albany, N.Y., loss of 10,500 jobs (-2.3%)
Akron, Ohio, loss of 10,500 jobs (-3.1%)
Knoxville, Tenn., loss of 10,600 jobs (-3.2%)
Lancaster, Pa., loss of 10,600 jobs (-4.4%)
Springfield, Mass., loss of 11,100 jobs (-3.8%)
Rochester, N.Y., loss of 11,200 jobs (-2.2%)
Fresno, Calif., loss of 11,300 jobs (-3.8%)
Buffalo, loss of 11,800 jobs (-2.1%)
Allentown-Bethlehem, Pa., loss of 12,000 jobs (-3.5%)
Dayton, loss of 12,200 jobs (-3.1%)
Memphis, loss of 12,300 jobs (-2.0%)
Harrisburg, Pa., loss of 12,400 jobs (-3.7%)
Albuquerque, loss of 13,400 jobs (-3.4%)
Bridgeport-Stamford, Conn., loss of 13,700 jobs (-3.3%)
Youngstown, Ohio, loss of 13,800 jobs (-5.9%)
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks, Calif., loss of 14,200 jobs (-5.0%)
Birmingham, loss of 15,900 jobs (-3.0%)
Toledo, Ohio, loss of 17,300 jobs (-5.5%)
Grand Rapids, loss of 17,400 jobs (-4.6%)
Greensboro, loss of 18,000 jobs (-5.0%)
Bradenton-Sarasota, Fla., loss of 19,200 jobs (-7.2%)
Raleigh, loss of 19,300 jobs (-3.7%)
Columbus, Ohio, loss of 19,600 jobs (-2.1%)
Boise, Idaho, loss of 20,300 jobs (-7.4%)
Hartford, loss of 20,800 jobs (-3.7%)
Providence, loss of 21,100 jobs (-3.7%)
Richmond, loss of 21,200 jobs (-3.4%)
Kansas City, loss of 21,900 jobs (-2.1%)
Louisville, loss of 22,900 jobs (-3.7%)
Jacksonville, loss of 24,800 jobs (-4.0%)
Salt Lake City, loss of 26,800 jobs (-4.2%)
Tucson, loss of 28,200 jobs (-7.5%)
Washington, loss of 31,700 jobs (-1.0%)
Pittsburgh, loss of 32,800 jobs (-2.8%)
Nashville, loss of 34,500 jobs (-4.6%)
Baltimore, loss of 36,900 jobs (-2.8%)
Indianapolis, loss of 40,200 jobs (-4.4%)
Cincinnati, loss of 42,200 jobs (-4.0%)
San Jose, loss of 43,300 jobs (-4.7%)
St. Louis, loss of 43,900 jobs (-3.3%)
Milwaukee, loss of 44,800 jobs (-5.2%)
Dallas-Fort Worth, loss of 45,400 jobs (-1.5%)
Sacramento, loss of 45,800 jobs (-5.2%)
Charlotte, loss of 51,900 jobs (-6.2%)
Denver, loss of 52,200 jobs (-4.1%)
Cleveland, loss of 54,100 jobs (-5.1%)
San Diego, loss of 55,100 jobs (-4.2%)
Tampa-St. Petersburg, loss of 55,600 jobs (-4.6%)
Orlando, loss of 59,800 jobs (-5.6%)
Las Vegas, loss of 60,000 jobs (-6.6%)
Portland, Ore., loss of 60,400 jobs (-5.8%)
Minneapolis-St. Paul, loss of 63,100 jobs (-3.5%)
Boston, loss of 65,500 jobs (-2.6%)
Seattle, loss of 68,800 jobs (-3.9%)
Riverside-San Bernardino, Calif., loss of 72,000 jobs (-6.0%)
Houston, loss of 80,800 jobs (-3.1%)
Miami-Fort Lauderdale, loss of 82,500 jobs (-3.6%)
Philadelphia, loss of 97,300 jobs (-3.5%)
San Francisco-Oakland, loss of 99,100 jobs (-4.9%)
Atlanta, loss of 119,100 jobs (-4.9%)
Detroit, loss of 139,600 jobs (-7.5%)
Phoenix, loss of 143,100 jobs (-7.8%)
New York City, loss of 157,900 jobs (-1.8%)
Chicago, loss of 206,200 jobs (-4.5%)
Los Angeles, loss of 240,100 jobs (-4.3%)


http://www.bizjournals.com/albany/st...1/daily35.html
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Old 09-04-2009, 10:27 AM
 
Location: Boston Metro
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Oh man 65,000 lost in Boston that sucks for us but LA wow 240,000 jobs lost wow!
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Old 09-04-2009, 12:31 PM
 
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Interesting that among the California regions, Bakersfield (-2.5%) and Fresno (-3.8%) were the areas with the smallest percentage loss and the only two in the state that lost fewer than 4% of their jobs.

I guess the housing crisis and the drought (money from agriculture supports non-farm jobs like retail) in the Central Valley have not impacted us as bad as the rest of the state.
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Old 09-04-2009, 12:49 PM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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For the longest, Houston was doing better that that. I wonder what changed?
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Old 09-04-2009, 01:44 PM
 
Location: ITP - City of Atlanta Proper
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For the longest, Houston was doing better that that. I wonder what changed?
The recession finally caught up with the Houston Metro area. It's the only part of "trickle down" economics that actually works.
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Old 09-04-2009, 01:48 PM
 
Location: Boston Metro
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Wow you Californian's lost 531,800 jobs thats crazy
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Old 09-04-2009, 01:55 PM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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The recession finally caught up with the Houston Metro area. It's the only part of "trickle down" economics that actually works.
Houston was fareing better than DFW for the majority of this recession. Now DFW has a lower unemployment rate and is losing jobs much slower. Austin and San Antonio seem to be doing better then both.
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Old 09-04-2009, 02:18 PM
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Location: Oakland
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The Bay:
San Francisco-Oakland, loss of 99,100 jobs (-4.9%)
San Jose, loss of 43,300 jobs (-4.7%)

LA:
Los Angeles, loss of 240,100 jobs (-4.3%)
Riverside-San Bernardino, Calif., loss of 72,000 jobs (-6.0%)
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks, Calif., loss of 14,200 jobs (-5.0%)

I wonder what these numbers would look like if they used CSAs rather than MSAs. We're only getting part of the picture.
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Old 09-04-2009, 03:27 PM
 
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Detroit, loss of 139,600 jobs (-7.5%)
Good god, how much more of a pounding can the place take?
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Old 09-04-2009, 03:34 PM
 
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The east Coast is holding up very well in this respect.
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