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%|