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Old 01-13-2012, 08:48 AM
 
Location: The City
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It might be on par with Atlanta and Philly. But not Dallas. This is where Dallas has an advantage.

Not sure it would even on par with Philly or Atlanta which are both nearly identically ranked and ranked closer to Dallas then they are Houston

Dallas ranked 6th (FW was ranked 42nd so combined pack a punch)
Philly ranked 11th
Atlanta ranked 12th
Houston ranked 21st

Interestingly Austin ranks at 20th

http://www.milkeninstitute.org/pdf/N...mmry_Final.pdf
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Old 01-13-2012, 08:57 AM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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Actually Dallas is pretty far ahead based on the rankings. Not all jobs are equal. Dallas is ranked 4 or 5 and Philly ranked 10 or 11 if you read the actual analysis. Houston I think was around 21 or something. Jobs are good; just some are better and some areas have a more prominent tech sector; Houston is getting better but not yet a top tech city
Well I was speaking in terms of number of people in the field. The gap isn't that huge.
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Old 01-13-2012, 09:20 AM
 
Location: Where Else...?
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i suppose if the article and OP substituted Houston for another city, like Boston or Philly or Seattle, the temperment of some of the posters in the thread would be alot calmer....
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Old 01-13-2012, 09:24 AM
 
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i suppose if the article and OP substituted Houston for another city, like Boston or Philly or Seattle, the temperment of some of the posters in the thread would be alot calmer....

Not IMHO. That stat was rubbish regardless of what city after seeing the methodology

Philly ranked third but not sure you can make anything from that. I do know for certain that the number of tech jobs in Philly grew no where 60 some percent as the release reported
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Old 01-13-2012, 09:27 AM
 
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Not IMHO. That stat was rubbish regardless of what city after seeing the methodology

Philly ranked third but not sure you can make anything from that. I do know for certain that the number of tech jobs in Philly grew no where 60 some percent as the release reported
is rubbish regarding Philly as well? or rubbish because it shed favorable light on Houston?
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Old 01-13-2012, 09:29 AM
 
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is rubbish regarding Philly as well? or rubbish because it shed favorable light on Houston?
rubbish in total. The growth rate is number of listings on the particular job site. Not sure anything can be gleaned for anyplace based on what the data was. It was rubbish in total for all places
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Old 01-13-2012, 09:38 AM
 
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rubbish in total. The growth rate is number of listings on the particular job site. Not sure anything can be gleaned for anyplace based on what the data was. It was rubbish in total for all places
Frankly, I don't think so, regardless of the city. In times where the lack of jobs is high, news like this is refreshing....
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Old 01-13-2012, 10:10 AM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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Frankly, I don't think so, regardless of the city. In times where the lack of jobs is high, news like this is refreshing....
It's just such an unreliable source with very unscientific methods of achieving their results. I have nothing against Houston, I just think the study is a bunch of bologna.
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Old 01-13-2012, 10:45 AM
 
Location: Up on the moon laughing down on you
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Are you actually asking whether the thread starter captioned his own thread?
can't you read??
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Old 01-13-2012, 10:58 AM
 
Location: Denver
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I suppose the biggest problem is the wording. Using "crushes" and "stomps" instantly puts people on the defensive. This is especially true when it's a city which doesn't really have a significant influence on the industry.

If someone posted a the same article only it said "Omaha crushes Houston, San Francisco, and New York City in unemployment", people are going to probably react similarly to the way people did on this thread. People are going to raise the point that it's not as impressive because Omaha isn't on the same level of those other three cities economically...so the fact that it has lower unemployment isn't as impressive.

However I will admit it's certainly impressive to grow by so much.

One question I have is how accurate are these %'s?

The OP says Houston's high tech employment grew by 149%, right? And then this post said Houston had 151,700 high tech employees in 2007. However this post says Houston added 87,900 jobs in total last year. Wouldn't the 149% job growth mean that they added 226,033 high tech jobs?

Is my math messed up? Or am I missing something?
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