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Old 03-22-2012, 05:42 PM
 
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This time, it's for having the 10th-fastest-growing economy of all MSAs in the United States in 2011. Houston had the fastest-growing economy. I don't know what #2 through #9 were, though. Probably Oklahoma City is in there somewhere...

Bad news is, the economic pundits you see on TV will probably claim that it was nothing but nurses and gas drillers.
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Old 03-22-2012, 05:55 PM
 
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Bad news is, the economic pundits you see on TV will probably claim that it was nothing but nurses and gas drillers. [/quote]

It does not matter where they are from or where they are working. Boom towns of the 80s and 90s like Atlanta, Houston, Seattle, etc. had their share of newcomers working in jobs across the spectrum. We'll take them any way we can get them. Growth is growth.
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Old 03-22-2012, 06:13 PM
 
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It said that it was based on job figures so that might mean that Atlanta was #2.
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Old 03-22-2012, 06:54 PM
 
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It said that it was based on job figures so that might mean that Atlanta was #2.
They were looking at percentages. Houston had 3.7% growth in 2011, and Pittsburgh had 1.6% growth.

I also found out that West Virginia ranked #2 among all states in job growth percentage in January.
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Old 03-22-2012, 07:02 PM
 
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They were looking at percentages. Houston had 3.7% growth in 2011, and Pittsburgh had 1.6% growth.

I also found out that West Virginia ranked #2 among all states in job growth percentage in January.
In that case, it is Atlanta. Atlanta had 3.1% job growth making it #2 behind Houston.

Never count Atlanta out guys.
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Old 03-22-2012, 07:09 PM
 
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You can look at the data here:

Job Growth Update - Economy @ - W. P. Carey School of Business
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Old 03-22-2012, 07:31 PM
 
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that puts pittsburgh in the top ten two years running
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Old 03-22-2012, 08:17 PM
 
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that puts pittsburgh in the top ten two years running
But Pittsburgh was #1 last year with 2.34% and has dropped to 1.6%. It's trending like Detroit that fell from #2 last year to #16 this year.

Philly's growth was anemic again. What's the deal there?

Cincinnati had an even better 2.11% growth to be #6.

But Cleveland was a -0.34% making it dead last #26 for two years running.
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Old 03-22-2012, 08:36 PM
 
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Looks like #1 is Houston.
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Old 03-22-2012, 09:14 PM
 
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But Pittsburgh was #1 last year with 2.34% and has dropped to 1.6%. It's trending like Detroit that fell from #2 last year to #16 this year.

Philly's growth was anemic again. What's the deal there?

Cincinnati had an even better 2.11% growth to be #6.

But Cleveland was a -0.34% making it dead last #26 for two years running.
not sure what your point is. are you saying being in the top ten two years in a row isnt good or are you beating your chest about atlanta? trying to equate pittsburgh with detroit? id think that its normal to fluctuate from year to year. two years isnt adequate to establish a trend.
in 2010 and 09 atlanta was -4.5 and 4.17%, pittsburgh was -1.97 and -1.17%. pittsburgh has ranked in the top ten four years running.

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