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Old 02-06-2012, 03:21 PM
 
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Default Pittsburgh #11 for Job Growth

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Large Cities Rankings - 2011 Best Cities for Job Growth | Newgeography.com

Pittsburgh was listed as #11 for job growth. New Orleans might not be a surprise as any job growth would look significant. But Detroit is still buried near the bottom. Only Memphis and Oakland were worse. And it would be interesting what an old poster on the former PittsburghLive board, Vegas, would have to say about Las Vegas being just above Detroit at #62. Atlanta not surprisingly is at #52. But why are Cleveland and Cincinnati at #48 and #49 respectively with indices in the mid to low 30s? They are sort of Pittsburgh-like. And why is Philadelphia at #10 but Camden at #47?
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Old 02-06-2012, 04:03 PM
 
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I suspect we would do even better if this was purely short term.
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Old 02-06-2012, 04:52 PM
 
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Why is Pittsburgh ranked lower (even if it is by only one) than Philly? Pittsburgh had what some could argue significantly better job growth in 2011 than Philadelphia did.
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Old 02-06-2012, 06:09 PM
 
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Why is Pittsburgh ranked lower (even if it is by only one) than Philly? Pittsburgh had what some could argue significantly better job growth in 2011 than Philadelphia did.
It is a complex formula that factors in longer-term growth as well.
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Old 02-06-2012, 06:22 PM
 
Location: Philly
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It is a complex formula that factors in longer-term growth as well.
south jersey (camden area) is the weakest link in that msa as well...they laid off half their police force last year. I find the disparity between oakland and san fran more interesting since they aren't different states. anyway, if you combine nova and dc pittsburgh is in the top ten, not bad
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