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Old 12-14-2016, 04:00 PM
 
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2016 Best-Performing Cities » Large-Cities-Rankings

ATL comes in at No. 21, up from No. 26 in 2015.

Probably will crack the top 20 soon with the way things are rolling.
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Old 12-14-2016, 06:06 PM
 
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I've never understood why so many Atlantans like to look down on Florida.

Seems to me, they always have cities that outperform ours on metrics like this.
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Old 12-14-2016, 10:01 PM
 
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I've never understood why so many Atlantans like to look down on Florida.

Seems to me, they always have cities that outperform ours on metrics like this.
How many high paying positions are they getting? They do better than Atlanta when it comes to percentage job growth, but is the job growth high paying jobs or low paying jobs? In Orlando for example, it's far more low paying jobs than high paying jobs where as high paying jobs make up about 45% of Atlanta's job growth.
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Old 12-15-2016, 09:05 AM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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I've never understood why so many Atlantans like to look down on Florida.

Seems to me, they always have cities that outperform ours on metrics like this.
Bath salts.
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Old 12-15-2016, 09:24 AM
 
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How many high paying positions are they getting? They do better than Atlanta when it comes to percentage job growth, but is the job growth high paying jobs or low paying jobs? In Orlando for example, it's far more low paying jobs than high paying jobs where as high paying jobs make up about 45% of Atlanta's job growth.
Good point.
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Old 12-15-2016, 10:53 AM
 
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The components include job, wage and salary, and technology growth.
That's what this survey says.

True, Orlando creates a lot of service industry jobs, but there are plenty of other jobs around Florida as well. I think the notion that all the jobs in Florida are crummy is false.
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Old 12-15-2016, 11:25 AM
 
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That's what this survey says.

True, Orlando creates a lot of service industry jobs, but there are plenty of other jobs around Florida as well. I think the notion that all the jobs in Florida are crummy is false.
I'm pretty sure no one has said that, but Florida has a disproportionate amount of low-wage service sector jobs and is pretty weak when it comes to higher ed for such a populous state.
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Old 12-15-2016, 12:08 PM
 
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I thought this was about rappers and strippers. Sorry
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Old 12-15-2016, 12:08 PM
 
Location: Ono Island, Orange Beach, AL
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How many high paying positions are they getting? They do better than Atlanta when it comes to percentage job growth, but is the job growth high paying jobs or low paying jobs? In Orlando for example, it's far more low paying jobs than high paying jobs where as high paying jobs make up about 45% of Atlanta's job growth.

Good point, Ant. I do think that there are two points here: (1) great to have high paying jobs like Atlanta, (2) great to have even more middle to low paying jobs like Florida. Not everyone has the expertise or training or education to land a high paying job so those folks need the lower to mid paying jobs. So, I'm unsure which, at the end of the day, is better; unfortunately, the relevant data is not presented in this study.
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Old 12-15-2016, 12:36 PM
 
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Good point, Ant. I do think that there are two points here: (1) great to have high paying jobs like Atlanta, (2) great to have even more middle to low paying jobs like Florida. Not everyone has the expertise or training or education to land a high paying job so those folks need the lower to mid paying jobs. So, I'm unsure which, at the end of the day, is better; unfortunately, the relevant data is not presented in this study.
I agree with this on Atlanta versus FL metros.

Would also add that even if Atlanta saw a higher amount of salary growth in high wage fields (cannot determine this from the link) that Atlanta is also known to have a very large working poor population and a large amount of poor paying positions that would make it less attractive on rankings like this which look at a variety of factors.

I think it shouldn't be surprising to posters that Atlanta has a very high ranking in regards to income disparity. If Orlando has a decent amount of low paying jobs, middle jobs, and higher paying jobs yet Atlanta has a bulk of lower paying jobs, a decent amount of higher paying jobs, and a very small amount of middle income paying jobs, then Orlando would fare better in this sort of ranking.

On Ansley's #2, I personally feel that it is "better" to have that description than to have a lot of poverty wages and a lot of rich wages but a lack of middle income wages.
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