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Are PA jobs dwindling?

Posted on February 4, 2016

A new survey from Careerbuilder posits that PA jobs may be dwindling.

While the U.S. economy has enjoyed steady job growth in recent years, some cities are capturing a larger share of total job creation than others, thanks in large part to factors unique to their local economies.

The 10 Most Competitive MSAs

The following 10 metros grabbed the biggest share of job creation between 2014 and 2015. While Dallas most exceeded job growth expectations, San Jose had the highest percentage among these 10 metros of total employment (3.7 percent) that can be traced to regional competitiveness.

MSA Total Employment in 2015 Jobs added from 2014 to 2015 Jobs expected to be added from 2014 to 2015 based on national job growth Jobs added that beat the expected job growth (competitive effect) Percentage of total employment due to the MSA’s competitive effect
1. Dallas, TX 3,386,930 112,829 67,959 44,871 1.3%
2. San Jose, CA 1,081,948 60,716 21,197 39,519 3.7%
3. Los Angeles, CA 5,976,673 159,477 120,745 38,732 0.7%
4. Seattle, WA 1,981,802 78,082 39,515 38,567 2.0%
5. Miami, FL 2,476,027 81,842 49,695 32,147 1.3%
6. Atlanta, GA 2,524,482 81,161 50,715 30,466 1.2%
7. Orlando, FL 1,157,932 50,384 22,989 27,395 2.4%
8. San Francisco, CA 2,297,179 69,967 46,229 23,738 1.0%
9. Riverside, CA 1,392,572 50,511 27,857 22,654 1.6%
10. Charlotte, NC 1,127,396 41,390 22,542 18,849 1.7%

Among the 150 largest metros, Provo-Orem, Utah, had the highest percentage of total jobs linked to regional competitiveness (4.8 percent). San Jose was second, followed by Orlando (2.4 percent), Cape Coral-Fort Myers, Florida (2.3 percent) and Grand Rapids, Michigan (2.2 percent).

Top 10 Least Competitive Metros

The following are the top 10 metros that fell significantly short in terms of the number of jobs they were expected to add between 2014 and 2015 based on national job growth.

MSA Total Employment in 2015 Jobs added from 2014 to 2015 Jobs expected to be added from 2014 to 2015 based on national job growth Jobs that fell short of expected job growth (competitive effect) Percentage of total employment due to the MSA’s competitive effect
1. Chicago, IL 4,510,903 55,443 92,480 -37,037 -0.8%
2. New York, NY 9,178,982 155,981 187,286 -31,305 -0.3%
3. Philadelphia, PA 2,801,206 30,875 57,502 -26,628 -1.0%
4. New Orleans, LA 564,920 -2,491 11,778 -14,268 -2.5%
5. St. Louis, MO 1,361,406 15,481 27,937 -12,456 -0.9%
6. Richmond, VA 634,910 2,040 13,136 -11,096 -1.8%
7. Virginia Beach, VA 831,542 6,896 17,117 -10,221 -1.2%
8. Cleveland, OH 1,042,972 13,123 21,376 -8,253 -0.8%
9. Tulsa, OK 440,495 2,295 9,096 -6,801 -1.5%
10. Lafayette, LA 223,560 -2,100 4,684 -6,785 -3.0%

 

 

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