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Old 03-04-2009, 10:22 PM
 
Location: rain city
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According to this Businessweek list of America's unhappiest cities, in December Seattle had an employment rate of 11 1/2 percent. Businessweek did not cite their source for this number.

That's not good.


America’s Unhappiest Cities: Seattle, Wash. - BusinessWeek
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Old 03-04-2009, 10:29 PM
 
Location: WA
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And everyone knows published unemployment rates are lower than actual. It's getting bad.
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Old 03-04-2009, 11:35 PM
 
Location: Seattle area
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One thing to note is that several cities have more cloudy days listed, and in unexpected ways. I noticed Cleveland and Pittsburgh had more before I got depressed and quit reading. :-)
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Old 03-05-2009, 12:08 AM
 
Location: Seattle-area, where the sun don't shine
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One thing to note is that several cities have more cloudy days listed, and in unexpected ways. I noticed Cleveland and Pittsburgh had more before I got depressed and quit reading. :-)
No wonder we're supposedly 6th for depression... Most people in other places would just quit reading and not get depressed. :P

This also says 27th for suicide rates, which I find hard to believe. I doubt there are 26 metropolitan cities with higher suicide rates... I don't think any of this is accurate.
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Old 03-05-2009, 12:17 AM
 
Location: southern california
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well that might be so you might be a little ahead of us, but nobody warms up the credit cards like we do, even unemployed at 10%, nobody.
nobody does it better ---carly simon sing it.
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Old 03-05-2009, 11:04 AM
 
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Some people saw Kurt blow his brains out back in 1994 and decided Seattle had the highest suicide rate. Despite the stats that show otherwise, I guess its pretty hard to shake that reputation.
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Old 03-05-2009, 11:34 AM
 
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Officially, the Seattle area unemployment rate is around 7%, but expected to rise:

Seattle unemployment rate to jump, says mayors’ report - Puget Sound Business Journal (Seattle):
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Old 03-05-2009, 04:19 PM
 
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The Businessweek study actually cited Portland, OR as the most unhappy city. How they came up with 11.5% unemployment I'm not sure. As stated above, it is closer to 7%.
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Old 03-05-2009, 04:30 PM
 
Location: SE Arizona - FINALLY! :D
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Officially, the Seattle area unemployment rate is around 7%, but expected to rise:

Seattle unemployment rate to jump, says mayors’ report - Puget Sound Business Journal (Seattle):
Yeah, that 11.5% unemployment rate number in the original link is BS - which leads me to question the REST of the info.

Ken
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Old 03-05-2009, 05:26 PM
 
Location: Greater Seattle, WA Metro Area
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That's funny...I think we were also recently on the list of happiest cities a few months ago...and the one with the real estate market most likely to rebound quickly. Whatever...
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