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Old 12-18-2010, 10:54 AM
 
Location: Up on the moon laughing down on you
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Houston is getting the Atlanta Syndrome! LOL! LOL!
which is?
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Old 12-18-2010, 10:57 AM
 
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I'm being funny, but it's your post that I quoted in mine.
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Old 12-18-2010, 05:53 PM
 
Location: Tower of Heaven
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Houston is in better shape than Atlanta for the moment
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Old 12-18-2010, 07:14 PM
 
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Houston is booming.
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Old 12-18-2010, 07:55 PM
 
Location: The Greater Houston Metro Area
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It is still disturbing that so many are coming here without a job. It's the media - constantly talking about jobs here. We can't accommodate the rest of the nation - it will have an adverse effect if it keeps up.

People transferring here with jobs will add to the city. A large number of unemployed, with no family/friends support system will put a drain on the city resources. It's a bad thing to be unemployed - much worse in a strange city, with no ties or safety net.
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Old 12-19-2010, 06:22 AM
 
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It is still disturbing that so many are coming here without a job. It's the media - constantly talking about jobs here. We can't accommodate the rest of the nation - it will have an adverse effect if it keeps up.

People transferring here with jobs will add to the city. A large number of unemployed, with no family/friends support system will put a drain on the city resources. It's a bad thing to be unemployed - much worse in a strange city, with no ties or safety net.
Though I agree with your sentiment, it doesn't necessarily mean that people are moving here without jobs. The unemployment rate doesn't measure the number of people who are jobless, it measures the number of people who are jobless AND actively looking for work. It's very possible that people sense a recovery or more holiday jobs available and have started looking for work in week 87 of their unemployment benefits, which would drive up the unemployment rate while not having any effect on the number of people without jobs.
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Old 12-19-2010, 03:54 PM
 
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I wonder was this the largest gain of any metro area in the nation.
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