U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Arizona > Phoenix area
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
Old 03-08-2010, 10:35 PM
 
10,494 posts, read 24,982,715 times
Reputation: 6698

Advertisements

The new numbers just came out today but I cannot find them. Did anyone happen to see what it was on the news? I am curious as the Las Vegas unemployment rate went through the roof from 13.1% to 13.8%.

http://www.smileyshut.com/smileys/new/3D%20Smiles%20%28216%29.jpg (broken link)
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 03-09-2010, 12:14 AM
 
75 posts, read 122,260 times
Reputation: 37
Quote:
Originally Posted by las vegas drunk View Post
The new numbers just came out today but I cannot find them. Did anyone happen to see what it was on the news? I am curious as the Las Vegas unemployment rate went through the roof from 13.1% to 13.8%.
Arizona's U-6 unemployment rate is 18.1%, or 9th worst in the country.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-09-2010, 10:19 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
4,455 posts, read 9,619,681 times
Reputation: 4198
Quote:
Originally Posted by brightbutdownn View Post
Arizona's U-6 unemployment rate is 18.1%, or 9th worst in the country.

Where are you finding this number? The latest published figure I can find is 9.2% for January 2010.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-09-2010, 10:24 PM
 
10,494 posts, read 24,982,715 times
Reputation: 6698
Quote:
Originally Posted by yukon View Post
Where are you finding this number? The latest published figure I can find is 9.2% for January 2010.
The last one I could find for Phoenix (not Arizona) is 8.2%. This is not the latest though since it has Vegas at 13.1% when it is now 13.8%. I am looking only for the Phoenix official rate, not some inflated U6 number.

Unemployment Rates for Large Metropolitan Areas
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-10-2010, 07:59 AM
 
5,453 posts, read 8,484,142 times
Reputation: 2141
OK, so what will it take for Phoenix to start having jobs again?
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-10-2010, 08:44 AM
 
Location: AZ
1,454 posts, read 4,238,030 times
Reputation: 778
Quote:
Originally Posted by algia View Post
OK, so what will it take for Phoenix to start having jobs again?
The same thing that it will take for the whole country to start having jobs again.

I just hope the Phoenix metro will expand on job types on stuff, and not rely just on construction, tourists, and weather. Those are all important, but Phoenix needs to be seen as an important economic center and this would be possible if Phoenicians (well, all people in the Valley) could look towards progress. It's a huge metro now. Time to wake up

With that said, I am really hopeful and optimistic for the future of Phoenix.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-10-2010, 10:47 AM
 
5,453 posts, read 8,484,142 times
Reputation: 2141
Quote:
Originally Posted by acrylic View Post
The same thing that it will take for the whole country to start having jobs again.
and what IS that? who is keeping the unemployment this high? is it the people who don't look for jobs, or the ones that want a job in their certain field? or who?
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-10-2010, 05:52 PM
 
75 posts, read 122,260 times
Reputation: 37
Quote:
Originally Posted by yukon View Post
Where are you finding this number? The latest published figure I can find is 9.2% for January 2010.
Hi Yukon, here is the Bureau of Labor Statistics info: Alternative Measures of Labor Underutilization for States
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-10-2010, 06:17 PM
 
Location: AZ
1,454 posts, read 4,238,030 times
Reputation: 778
Quote:
Originally Posted by algia View Post
and what IS that? who is keeping the unemployment this high? is it the people who don't look for jobs, or the ones that want a job in their certain field? or who?
Mostly I think it's fear. The economy is a creation of man. It's not some godly force. (It actually reminds me of this one South Park episode) Once people start spending normally and stop fearing how things will turn out, we'll all be in better shape.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Settings
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2020 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Arizona > Phoenix area
Similar Threads
View detailed profiles of:

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2021, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top