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Old 09-13-2010, 06:37 PM
 
Location: Western Nebraskansas
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Just said it was a correlation. That's all.
ahem..ahem....Detroit.

Oh good night...
You're blaming the fall of Detroit on black people??

Never crossed your mind that the slow decline (and more recent collapse) of the auto industry had anything to do with it??
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Old 09-15-2010, 10:51 PM
 
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It doesn't cost as much to live here in general. As a single guy, I live very comfortably in Omaha on ~$40K a year.
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Old 09-17-2010, 08:42 AM
 
Location: Omaha, NE
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Oh good night...
You're blaming the fall of Detroit on black people??

Never crossed your mind that the slow decline (and more recent collapse) of the auto industry had anything to do with it??
LMAO
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Old 09-23-2010, 04:17 PM
 
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Just said it was a correlation. That's all.
ahem..ahem....Detroit.
Actually, there is a correlation with regard to Detroit and other Midwestern cities.

In the early 1900's blacks migrated north in search of decent paying industrial jobs rather than the low-paying agricultural jobs and rampant racism in the South.

As the US industrial complex began and continued to decline, black unemployment, poverty, and crime began to rise.

There is a "correlation," however, blacks are not the "reason."

As I'm sure was already mentioned, the reason for relatively low unemployment in the Great Plains and Central South has very little to do with the "people" themselves, but rather, industry trends.

This area was spared from heavy industrial decline, over speculation, poor financing practices, and most of all, it was sparred migratory trends which spawned the housing bubbles nation-wide.
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Old 09-23-2010, 04:35 PM
 
Location: The canyon (with my pistols and knife)
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'Cuz the Midwest didn't overbuild.
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Old 09-24-2010, 09:34 AM
 
Location: Yankton
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Actually, there is a correlation with regard to Detroit and other Midwestern cities.

In the early 1900's blacks migrated north in search of decent paying industrial jobs rather than the low-paying agricultural jobs and rampant racism in the South.

As the US industrial complex began and continued to decline, black unemployment, poverty, and crime began to rise.

There is a "correlation," however, blacks are not the "reason."

As I'm sure was already mentioned, the reason for relatively low unemployment in the Great Plains and Central South has very little to do with the "people" themselves, but rather, industry trends.

This area was spared from heavy industrial decline, over speculation, poor financing practices, and most of all, it was sparred migratory trends which spawned the housing bubbles nation-wide.
That's all I was saying....
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Old 10-14-2010, 09:57 AM
 
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I'm a former midwesterner myself. I think a big factor in lower unemployment rates there, is the fact that it's not as overcrowded, as the coasts. Quite frankly, most people, aren't clamoring to live in the midwest. The weather in the midwest, is awful, in most spots.

Also, If you're an artist/bohemian, gay or lesbian, or left of center politically, then you'll find most parts of the midwest, unhospitable. At least compared to the large cities, on the coasts. People have been fleeing the midwest for ythe big coastal cities, since the 60s. So there's not a ton of people left in the midwest, that have to compete for jobs there.
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Old 10-14-2010, 02:31 PM
 
Location: Duluth, Minnesota, USA
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Come to think of it, some states have NEVER experienced high unemployment rates (in the last thirty-five years, as far back as BLS data is available). Nebraska's record high is a meager 6.7% in February 1983 - during the 1982 - 1983 recession when most states recorded their highest unemployment rates. Actually, all of the Northern Plains states have low record high unemployments: South Dakota with 6.0% (Feb. 1983), North Dakota with 6.8% (Feb. 1983 again), and Kansas with 7.2% (Aug. 2009). The only other states I see with 6-7% record high unemployment rates are Virginia and New Hampshire, so it's certainly a regional phenomenon.
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Old 10-14-2010, 07:23 PM
 
Location: Grand Island, Nebraska
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Hello,

I find myself looking for a job and i've noticed that the midwest appears to have low unemployment when compared to the rest of the country.

Why is the unemployment so low in the mid west? Is it because there isnt that many people there?

Are there jobs there and people just dont like the lifestyle?

Jim

Plain and simple........we work in the midwest and we think going on welfair is for losers........so we work.


Good old heartland values.
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Old 10-23-2010, 11:03 PM
 
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Because we have a great work ethic and most people stick with a job! Not many "whiners" here!
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