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Old 02-06-2012, 12:27 PM
 
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The Nine American Cities Nearly Destroyed by the Recession - 24/7 Wall St.
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Old 02-06-2012, 12:53 PM
 
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-----"In addition, the recent legalization of casino gambling in Massachusetts has hurt the local gaming industry."


Gee, that's odd. I didn't know the casinos were already up and running. Damn that was fast. LOL.

Garbage In, Garbage Out......................
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Old 02-06-2012, 03:41 PM
 
Location: Republic of New England
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-----"In addition, the recent legalization of casino gambling in Massachusetts has hurt the local gaming industry."


Gee, that's odd. I didn't know the casinos were already up and running. Damn that was fast. LOL.

Garbage In, Garbage Out......................
Makes you wonder if they just doing it by making it up...
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Old 02-06-2012, 08:06 PM
 
Location: Florida
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I believe it. If I do a job search on indeed.com within a 25 mile radius for my occupation, I get the following results, by city:
  • Bridgeport: 473
  • New Haven: 157
  • Hartford: 196
  • Norwich: 18
Very sad news for the Norwich-New London metro area indeed.
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Old 02-06-2012, 08:32 PM
 
Location: New London County, CT
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I believe it. If I do a job search on indeed.com within a 25 mile radius for my occupation, I get the following results, by city:
  • Bridgeport: 473
  • New Haven: 157
  • Hartford: 196
  • Norwich: 18
Very sad news for the Norwich-New London metro area indeed.
And you realize why statistically that means nothing right?

I bet if you looked for jobs for casino dealers in Bridgeport, you'd find few. There are about 100x the number of computer programming jobs in Austin than there are in Hartford. Means nothing.
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Old 02-06-2012, 08:35 PM
 
Location: Florida
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And you realize why statistically that means nothing right?

I bet if you looked for jobs for casino dealers in Bridgeport, you'd find few. There are about 100x the number of computer programming jobs in Austin than there are in Hartford. Means nothing.
Excuse me, but accounting is an occupation that can be found virtually anywhere. It's not limited to a particular group of cities or states. I think my results are quite indicative of the job economy in a particular area in general. In fact, let me do a job search for ALL jobs by area. The results are as follows:
  • Bridgeport: 15,831
  • New Haven: 9,260
  • Hartford: 15,832
  • Norwich: 2,462
You can see that Norwich still fails miserably in job openings compared to the other areas in CT. I am impressed that there are more jobs in the Hartford area than Bridgeport...WOW!
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Old 02-06-2012, 08:37 PM
 
Location: New London County, CT
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Excuse me, but accounting is an occupation that can be found virtually anywhere. It's not limited to a particular group of cities or states. I think my results are quite indicative of the job economy in a particular area in general.
Wow. Ok. If you say so.
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Old 02-06-2012, 08:40 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Wow. Ok. If you say so.
Re-read my post from a few minutes ago. I updated it.
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Old 02-06-2012, 08:47 PM
 
Location: New London County, CT
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Re-read my post from a few minutes ago. I updated it.
I am really surprised that you don't see any fault with your methodology. Especially since you're an accountant.

December 2011 Unemployment Rate

Connecticut 8.2%
Norwich 8.5%
Bridgeport 14.5%

Good grief.
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Old 02-06-2012, 08:51 PM
 
Location: NJ
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This is sad, especially since while the recession has cut casino employment, Massachusetts' affect will be felt in the next few years. And NYC may add casinos next.Cuomo is more receptive than prior govs. Between Pfizer, EB, and casinos, its hard to forsee that corridor of the state not in long-term decline. In fairness to the casinos, they no doubt, delayed this bad day for several years. W/O them, it would be like Flint circa late 1980s in that area. But the danger of casinos is the barrier to entry is uber low, so the reality is its amazing other states have not sought a piece of the pie earlier.
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