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Old 01-08-2013, 07:53 PM
 
Location: Live in NY State, work in CT
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I could not find a numerical basis on their part and find it hard to believe (the other cities were San Jose, CA; Washington, DC, Raleigh, NC, and Boston), but look in this article:

2013 May Be the Year U.S. Employees Say 'I Quit!'
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Old 01-09-2013, 06:33 AM
 
Location: Milford, CT
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American cities adding or losing the most jobs - American Cities Adding (or Losing) the Most Jobs - 24/7 Wall St.


What's particularly intriguing about the article is how badly CT is reflected:

In the list of "The Cities that Lost the Most Jobs" ...

At Number 10 is New Haven, Conn.
At Number 6 is Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Conn.
At Number 1 is Norwich-New London, Conn-R.I

Sadly, we're the only state with the distinction of having more than (1) entry
in the list (and it's a top 10 list!).
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Old 01-09-2013, 06:35 AM
 
Location: Coastal Northeast
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Sadly, we're the only state with the distinction of having more than (1) entry
in the list (and it's a top 10 list!).
I agree, not good, but that could also mean we're a state with a lot of job opportunities. States without these opportunities have little to lose.
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Old 01-09-2013, 11:26 AM
 
Location: Connecticut
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This is because Connecticut is once again slow coming out of the recession. For a long time our unemployment rate was less than the national average and we were even looked on as one of the best places to find a job. Now that the rest of the nation is recovering, we are not adding jobs so we look bad. Those projections show it. They base their projections on what is going on at the moment and do not look at historical trends. Jay
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Old 01-09-2013, 11:40 AM
 
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I agree with Jay, not to mention the Norwich-New London numbers are mainly based on only 3 employers since that area of the state isn't exactly a hotbed of economic activity: Pfizer, Electric Boat and the casinos.
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Old 01-09-2013, 01:37 PM
 
Location: Florida and New England
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Hartford is a city of wild, almost contradictory, statistics:

Significant inner-city poverty cheek-by-jowl with incredible wealth. There are 2 million dollar homes within a 5 minute stroll of burned out ghetto.

The Hartford MSA is the number one IN THE WORLD for gross product per capita. Think about that -- Hartford produces more goods and services per citizen than any other city on the entire planet. Oslo, Norway is number two. But Hartford city (not its MSA) is among the 10 poorest by income per capita in the US, and if you exclude the wealthy neighborhood (there is really only one left), it is number 2 in the US after Brownsville TX.

Also, Hartford shows a significant count of job losses in every report, but it also a significant amount of hiring -- the insurance companies have a lot of turnover.

I see Hartford as an old-school "opportunity" town -- there are always opportunities, and usually well-paid. But there is a significant left-behind population. Both the poor, and the well-to-do who didn't make it in business community there.
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Old 01-10-2013, 08:47 AM
 
Location: Live in NY State, work in CT
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Hartford is a city of wild, almost contradictory, statistics:

Significant inner-city poverty cheek-by-jowl with incredible wealth. There are 2 million dollar homes within a 5 minute stroll of burned out ghetto.

The Hartford MSA is the number one IN THE WORLD for gross product per capita. Think about that -- Hartford produces more goods and services per citizen than any other city on the entire planet. Oslo, Norway is number two. But Hartford city (not its MSA) is among the 10 poorest by income per capita in the US, and if you exclude the wealthy neighborhood (there is really only one left), it is number 2 in the US after Brownsville TX.

Also, Hartford shows a significant count of job losses in every report, but it also a significant amount of hiring -- the insurance companies have a lot of turnover.

I see Hartford as an old-school "opportunity" town -- there are always opportunities, and usually well-paid. But there is a significant left-behind population. Both the poor, and the well-to-do who didn't make it in business community there.
This is probably true about most Northeast and coastal mid-Atlantic cities, could even be said about NYC in a way.....
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