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Old 10-20-2011, 03:46 PM
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State unemployment rate up to 8.3 percent
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Old 10-20-2011, 03:49 PM
 
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More people could be entering the workforce.
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Old 10-20-2011, 04:37 PM
 
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We'll have to wait for a full breakdown to see if mining helped or hurt this month.
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Old 10-20-2011, 05:41 PM
 
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While this has nothing to do with M. Shale, I just saw a stat today that was pretty suprising, and I guess shows the value of education - Unemployment for those with a bachelor's degree - 4%; Associates Degree - 8%; High School Diploma - 9%; No High School - 15%
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Old 10-21-2011, 07:53 AM
 
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While this has nothing to do with M. Shale, I just saw a stat today that was pretty suprising, and I guess shows the value of education - Unemployment for those with a bachelor's degree - 4%; Associates Degree - 8%; High School Diploma - 9%; No High School - 15%
Graduating with $80,000 worth a debt with interest that you'll never pay off..... priceless.
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Old 10-21-2011, 08:51 AM
 
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As we discussed in the other thread, for young people all this adds up to a very tough choice--take the risk on having a bunch of nondischargeable debt and still being underemployed, or take your chances on a much worse jobs market for those without higher education.
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Old 10-21-2011, 09:05 AM
 
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As we discussed in the other thread, for young people all this adds up to a very tough choice--take the risk on having a bunch of nondischargeable debt and still being underemployed, or take your chances on a much worse jobs market for those without higher education.
Or move out of the country to teach English to Koreans or outsource yourself to China.
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Old 10-21-2011, 09:45 AM
 
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Mining and Logging was flat month over month (it is up 15.7% year over year), so that means it was mildly helpful relative to the rest of the sectors (which showed a net loss):

Pennsylvania Economy at a Glance

In general (Mining and Logging employment series for PA):

http://data.bls.gov/timeseries/SMS42...a_tool=XGtable

http://data.bls.gov/generated_files/graphics/SMS42000001000000001_172882_1319208348248.gif (broken link)
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Old 10-21-2011, 09:54 AM
 
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Here is just the Pittsburgh MSA (not seasonally adjusted):

http://data.bls.gov/generated_files/graphics/SMU42383001000000001_173150_1319208766057.gif (broken link)

Note this doesn't capture all the jobs in the Greater Pittsburgh area (broadly defined), just the ones in the counties considered part of the MSA.
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Old 10-21-2011, 10:05 AM
 
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Still 7.8% unemployment for the Pittsburgh region. +0.3% from August.
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