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Old 01-28-2015, 01:33 AM
 
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New Orleans came back after Hurricane Katrina. Hoboken NJ came back after Hurricane Sandy. You really think a flood in 72 is the one thing keeping a city down? not a chance
The New Orleans metropolitan area is still about 60,000 jobs short of what it had in August 2005, when Hurricane Katrina hit. Significant weather events are not insurmountable, but they are capable of having long-lasting negative economic effects. As for Harrisburg, enough time has passed since Hurricane Agnes that it's likely not a reason for whatever malaise there might be. Indeed, Harrisburg's all-time employment peak was in May 2008, not June 1972. If the recovery in Harrisburg has been slow, it's probably because Pennsylvania has lost a lot of government jobs since 2010.

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Old 01-28-2015, 02:04 AM
 
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Employment in the Harrisburg-Carlisle metro area is now back to 2008 levels and whatever employment Harrisburg might have lost in government jobs it's made up for in transportation job growth. In reality though it wasn't that Harrisburg lost a lot of government jobs during the recession it just lost jobs from pretty much everything else especially construction which took a massive hit. Besides not losing to many government jobs there was hardly any loss of jobs in transportation.
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