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Old 11-20-2009, 07:58 AM
 
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and what are their unemployment rates?
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Old 11-20-2009, 10:17 AM
 
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Well, if you are either in the automotive industry (I am) you can bet they are right up near the top.

Manufacturing
Contruction
Real estate
Service industry
Banks?


I don't have any numbers though I imagine they are easy to look up.
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Old 11-20-2009, 12:19 PM
 
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just wondering...i am in the design field and we have been nailed! if you havent been cut from your job, chances are your pay has.

I think Architecture/landscape architecture/planning/engineering etc would have to be at the top of the list.

I read somewhere in Dallas the unemployment rate for architects was 45% other cities over 50%.

any other industries that bad off????
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Old 11-20-2009, 12:27 PM
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Location: Los Angeles
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Architecture/engineering in building construction must be hit the hardest. Its somewhere in 30% unemployment. OTOH infrastructure/heavy civil is considerably better...
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Old 11-20-2009, 01:35 PM
 
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Yep, I'm in architecture/engineering/design. Somewhere between 25% and 30% unemployed nationally. It's bad.

But I've had a few interviews in the past few weeks, more than the past 7 months, so things seem to be picking up. AIA reports October earnings were up for the first time in 16 months.
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Old 11-20-2009, 05:09 PM
 
Location: Grove City, Ohio
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Yep, I'm in architecture/engineering/design. Somewhere between 25% and 30% unemployed nationally. It's bad.

But I've had a few interviews in the past few weeks, more than the past 7 months, so things seem to be picking up. AIA reports October earnings were up for the first time in 16 months.
Just recently I've noticed a significant upswing in private projects coming out for bid. Actually not coming out for bid they are most often being negotiated.

From past recessions this sort of activity has signaled the beginning of a turnaround which the average person should be able to see in 6 to 12 months.
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Old 11-20-2009, 06:51 PM
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Location: Los Angeles
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From past recessions this sort of activity has signaled the beginning of a turnaround which the average person should be able to see in 6 to 12 months.
Well, I hard to break it to ya... but this is not our average recession... this is a great recession, remember? maybe even great depression 2.0...
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Old 11-21-2009, 12:38 AM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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IT is also taking hit. I'm planning on starting my own business. The jobs just are not there unless they want kids out of college that will take bottom dollar. It's going to get worse before it gets better.

Dave
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Old 11-21-2009, 03:56 PM
 
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Journalism, publishing, traditional advertising
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Old 11-21-2009, 07:10 PM
 
Location: home state of Myrtle Beach!
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From past recessions this sort of activity has signaled the beginning of a turnaround which the average person should be able to see in 6 to 12 months.
Lots of people can't wait that long. They are already out of their houses and more will be soon.
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