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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-13-2020, 05:51 PM Thread Starter
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PA Job Growth

The latest numbers on job growth puts PA at number 35 on the list, with a projected growth rate of 0.5% for 2020. Better than losing jobs I guess, but not great.

*In the comment section following the article that informed me of this fact, an astute millennial asked why the figure was only in the single digits. I wonder if he realizes that 1/2 of 1% isn't even a single digit ???
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-13-2020, 08:57 PM
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Yeah, but did we beat West Virginia?

That's the important question.
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Yeah, but did we beat West Virginia?

That's the important question.
Why?

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Why?
It was a joke.
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I would think that PA already had decent job growth in prior years due to the natural gas industry.

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Well, were talking about comparing 2019 to 2020. Evidently not a lot of projected growth from last year to this year. The gas industry intially was a boom, then crashed for a few years starting in 2012, then recovered somewhat beginning in 2016. From what I'm hearing, the gas industry is expected to slow down again in 2020.

PA will more than likely not see another boom in gas industry employment like it enjoyed at the beginning of the Marcellus play.
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It was a joke.
Oh, ok. My bad. Based on your prior responses to jokes, I didn't realize you had a sense of humor.



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It's nearly impossible to find someone with the skills and qualifications to operate a shovel anymore.
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A big problem is PA isnt a friendly state to open up shop for large corporations. Mom and pop shops are great but what PA needs is big business...factories, warehouses, plants...Its hard to complete when you have states bending over backwards to pull these businesses in and PA just wanted to tax them and bleed them dry
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Yes, this state is not friendly to big business or industry with it's "tax everything" mentality and high fuel prices.

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