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post #1 of 26
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Interesting, NJ is #15. See where your state is on the list.

http://www.umass.edu/peri/resources/...terankings.htm
post #2 of 26
GA's waaaaaaaay down on the list at #35. I'm not terribly surprised, but I do feel grateful that I have had so much luck at finding jobs so far .
post #3 of 26
Massachusetts is 19th...yeah I can see that....
post #4 of 26
Huh, that's interesting. Colorado is in the "tied for 27-30". I actually find that a little hard to believe, I thought we would be higher than that. Our unemployment is constantly below the national average, new job growth is on the rise, the "recession" or at least economic slowdown didn't affect this area very much at all. Besides, if we're that far down the list...why does everyone, it seems, want to move here for better jobs?!?!
post #5 of 26
Well. Alabama's #43. Why does this not surprise me ?
post #6 of 26
Minnesota is number three...
post #7 of 26
Kentucky tied with Missouri. 16! I guess all those tobacco farms & horses really paid off for us.
post #8 of 26
Wisconsin is in the top ten!!!! I'm not surprised looking at the list that the Midwest dominates however Wisconsin manufacturing jobs have been lost at a great pace. In the Fox Valley area where I live (BTW toilet paper capital of the world!) there have been several hundred paper industry related jobs lost since summer. The paper mill where 2 of mu BIL's work is closing at the end of the month unless I buyer can be found. That is 200 jobs gone. Georgia-Pacific cut either 310 or arounf 380 jobs. Kimberly Clark is reducing some research positions.
But there is little if ever news about poor job conditions.
post #9 of 26
California is 33rd on the list. It doesn't surprise me. The cost of iving is outrageous here, yet the employers are really cheap with the wages.
post #10 of 26
WOW Arkansas is number 49!!!!!!!!
post #11 of 26
woohoo! Mississippi is tied for 46th-- as usual we are at the bottom ( or near the bottom) of the list! Yeah! Makes me glad to be a Mississippian <please note there was serious sarcasm in this post>
post #12 of 26
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Originally Posted by yasmine
WOW Arkansas is number 49!!!!!!!!
Don't feel bad, Texas is no. 50!!!
post #13 of 26
I tried to read up on how they quantified things like 'workplace fairness' and didn't really find much.

It kind of surprises me that IL was so low on the list (#23). We have one of the highest minimum wages in the country, women make more per male dollar than in most states, unemployment is about on par with the national average...huh. Ian, the policy man of the house, has informed me that it is because 'Chicago only makes up part of the state, honey'. Apparently industry is dragging in the rest of the desolate soybean field known as Illinois. Ah well. We're still better than Texas! (Sorry, the game is on...)
post #14 of 26
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Originally Posted by lionessrampant
I tried to read up on how they quantified things like 'workplace fairness' and didn't really find much.

It kind of surprises me that IL was so low on the list (#23). We have one of the highest minimum wages in the country, women make more per male dollar than in most states, unemployment is about on par with the national average...huh. Ian, the policy man of the house, has informed me that it is because 'Chicago only makes up part of the state, honey'. Apparently industry is dragging in the rest of the desolate soybean field known as Illinois. Ah well. We're still better than Texas! (Sorry, the game is on...)

I was just surprised with the Texas result, considering look where the previous gov./turned president lives.....
post #15 of 26
Virginia is 26th....probably due to our wonderful traffic and cost of living.

Katie
post #16 of 26
California is way down at #33, on the plus side while it may be hard to work here at least according to this poll it #9 in job fairness. So, it's pretty equally hard.
post #17 of 26
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Originally Posted by catsRNmom
I was just surprised with the Texas result, considering look where the previous gov./turned president lives.....
I was just messin'
...and referring to the World Series
post #18 of 26
I find NY at 36 very interesting. What an anomaly...NYC is one of the best markets to work for in the U.S. and yet, the rest of the state is so big, it doesn't help the state income all that much! Well, when you start getting into upstate, it's all farms and just mountains and stuff. :-)
post #19 of 26
Idaho came in 31st they werent looking at my part of the state or it would be 48th
post #20 of 26
HMMM I am upstate NY....there are no farms or mountains near me. Now Kodak and Xerox are almost in my backyard.... Canada is an hour and a half away.

Seriously decent paying jobs around Rochester are not very easy to find. I wish I could move somewhere warm......... maybe in a couple of years!

Bobbie
post #21 of 26
Wow Arkansas cant even say thank God for Mississippi on that one! But we can say thank goodness for Louisanna, but after the year they have had, its not saying much for us.
post #22 of 26
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Originally Posted by Roxy_loves_CJ
Wow Arkansas cant even say thank God for Mississippi on that one! But we can say thank goodness for Louisanna, but after the year they have had, its not saying much for us.
Hey! I didn't know y'all did that too! The "Thank God for Mississippi" business. Poor Mississippi :-(. I'd kinda like to know how they got those statistics too, Alabama actually has a very low unemployment rate (4%) which is actually lower for September than the #1 state on that list, Delaware at 4.1%.

Stats from the Bureau of Labor Statistics: http://stats.bls.gov/home.htm
post #23 of 26
Not too bad:

Missouri is # 16/17

However I work in Kansas which is # 27-30.

Maybe I should look for a job on the Missouri side of the state line.
post #24 of 26
i had no idea NH rated so high!! cool!
post #25 of 26
Any ranking that didn't rank Florida near the bottom was going to be completely discounted by me. We were tied for 40th place. I see that salaries didn't even enter into it.
post #26 of 26
Wisconsin is #9 -- just ahead of !?!? South Dakota ?!?!?
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