For the few metropolitan areas becoming more specialized in design jobs, there are a few surprises at the top of the list. Some have merely performed a little better than the nation and others are seeing substantial upticks after the downturn.
EMSI has created a powerful interactive map that applies big data to visualize the enormous size, scope and diversity of the U.S. economy.
The 11 large metros with jobless rates over 8% as of May have shown overall job gains from 2012-2013. Even Memphis, with the highest unemployment rate among big metros at 9.5%, has increased its workforce by an estimated 1%.
Over at Slate’s ever-interesting Moneybox blog, the prolific Matthew Yglesias has posted an article advertising Minneapolis as the best metro in America for those seeking employment. Citing just-released BLS unemployment data, Yglesias announces that [O]f large (i.e., population over one million) American metropolitan areas the one with the lowest unemployment rate is Minneapolis-St. Paul. It has long […]
There are currently about 2.27 million jobs in the US directly tied to the movement of freight. Since 2001, the workforce in this cluster has grown by 2.2%.
There are currently about 1.13 million jobs in the US directly tied to the movement of passengers. Since 2001, the workforce in this cluster has declined 2.8%.