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Old 03-13-2012, 09:58 AM
 
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The BLS January employment numbers are out, which is considered to be the most accurate. It's the actual numbers of people working, which tells a different story than unemployment 'rate'. There are still quite a few cities that have about the same or less employment than 10 years ago and nearly all are well below the 2007/8 peak.

These are metro, not city. Is January 2012 as reported by employers. Does not include self-employed.

Atlanta


Boston


Chicago


Cincy


Cleveland


Columbus


Dallas


DC


Denver


Detroit


Houston


Indy


KC


LA


Miami


Milwaukee


Minneapolis


NYC


Orlando


Philly


Pittsburgh


Portland


San Diego


SF Bay


Seattle


St. Louis


Tampa


Source:
http://www.bls.gov/eag/eag.mo_kansascity_msa.htm

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Old 03-13-2012, 10:04 AM
 
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wow, the California cities are all below where they were 10 years ago.

Minneapolis, Miami and Tampa didn't seem to change much, Cleveland took a nose dive. Boston and Cinci are lower than where they started too.

Houston is the only one above its 2008 peak.

DFW was neck and neck with DC in 08
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Old 03-13-2012, 10:31 AM
 
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Yeah, the employment 'rate' numbers are misleading. One reason the 'rate' appears to be improving is because many people stopped looking for a job, dropping out of the labor market. The actual employment numbers over 10 years tells a very different story. Jobs are improving lately but still not great compared to 10 years ago for many cities.
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Old 03-13-2012, 05:25 PM
 
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Interesting to see the data in this form
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Old 03-13-2012, 05:46 PM
 
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Houston is the only one above its 2008 peak.
And Pittsburgh.
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Old 03-13-2012, 06:11 PM
 
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I have a hard time believing some of these regular zig zag graphs. Take a look at Pittsburgh, Philly and St. Louis. Those zig zags shapes are practically identical from year to year, just in a different place on the graph.
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Old 03-13-2012, 08:52 PM
 
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The zigzags are due to seasonal jobs, which tend to change more dramatically in cold winter cities. Also note that the scale is different for each city, so those with smaller scale will show larger zigzags.
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Old 03-13-2012, 09:36 PM
 
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And Pittsburgh.
nope. Pittsburgh is not higher than its 2008 peak at all.
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Old 03-13-2012, 10:07 PM
 
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nope. Pittsburgh is not higher than its 2008 peak at all.
Um are you serious ? We posted the Jan numbers in the Pittsburgh forum and its obvious that Pittsburgh had more jobs in Jan 2012 than any other Jan before.
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Old 03-13-2012, 10:18 PM
 
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Um are you blind? We posted the Jan numbers in the Pittsburgh forum and its obvious that Pittsburgh had more jobs in Jan 2012 than any other Jan before.
no are you freaking blind?

Can you see the graph???
How you can call me freaking blind cause I didn't check your stupid forum.

If you had eyes you that worked you would see Pittsburgh is currently at about 1140 which IS not above its 08 peak which was about 1160.

can you read a graph? I don't care what spikes occurred after, their are spikes on every graph. The fact of the matter remains. Houston is the only one CURRENTLY above their 08 high

Pittsburgh looked liked it made it to 08 levels for xMas but abruptly dropped back below it again once those xMas jobs dried up.
Look at the freaking graph before you start throwing insults at people.

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