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Travelers: Where in the USA is the economy booming again?

Old Mar 29th, 2002, 03:57 PM
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Right now Georgia has a very low unemployment rate of 4.4%;the state is booming
 
Old Mar 29th, 2002, 05:29 PM
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The top story on the news in Orlando tonight was how jammed all the theme parks are. And I know people who are working 16 hours per day in the tourist industry since so many workers were laid off after 9/11. So I think Central Florida is on its way back.
 
Old Mar 30th, 2002, 04:41 AM
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The theme parks are jammed because it is spring break. Wait until after the breaks and see what happens...
 
Old Mar 30th, 2002, 04:45 AM
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x is right. Look at WDW stock and business reports. It is always a popular spring break destination. And it is an easy "drive to" instead of "fly to" vacation for many areas of the southern and eastern states.
 
Old Mar 30th, 2002, 05:12 AM
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You don't need top security clearance for all govt. contract jobs, agencies outsource all sorts of work and will be doing more in the future. Example, my office hired a contractor to arrange all of our training seminars...put together the brochures, materials, provide coffee, snacks, set up rooms, etc.
 
Old Mar 30th, 2002, 06:08 AM
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Dallas never slowed down. Even at Christmas when I was hearing of very light Christmas shopping elsewhere in the country, Dallas stayed pretty close to normal.

If home and business building is any indication, I would say things are great here.

Some of the fastest growing cities in the country are in Texas--has to be some reason people are leaving the north and Cal. to come here. It's not the climate!
 
Old Mar 30th, 2002, 08:53 AM
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Connie,Which cities in Texas would you suggest for their boom? I hear Austin is struggling because of the Dell layoffs.Thanks.
 
Old Mar 31st, 2002, 05:44 AM
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Old Mar 31st, 2002, 08:46 AM
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Like I said, Dallas is building all over the place. The northern suburbs of Dallas is the fastest growing area of the country.

Dallas has a diverse economy; it is not supported by one single type of business.

Dallas is also very cosmopolitan. You would be hard pressed to run into someone with a southern accent.
 
Old Mar 31st, 2002, 11:41 AM
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Dallas is booming economically. Connie is right we have a multitude of businesses. To boot there are tons of you transplants that have moved in. Chances are your next door neighbor will have moved here from the Northeast or Cali.
 
Old Apr 2nd, 2002, 08:44 AM
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Old Apr 2nd, 2002, 09:15 AM
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Certainly not Durango, Colorado. I also read in the paper that the rest of Colorado remains in a slump. Curiously, though, housing prices have really increased here in the last year or so; there aren't as many houses on the market as usual.
 
Old Apr 3rd, 2002, 04:26 PM
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C'mon, let's help this guy out!
 
Old Apr 3rd, 2002, 08:49 PM
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Dallas Texas. Enough said.
 
Old Apr 4th, 2002, 04:43 AM
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In comparision to the late 1990s (the Clinton boom), I can not think of any place that is really booming.

I work for a major international employment agency that helps fill positions in Accounting, Administration and high tech and the number of jobs that we are asked to fill in most American cities continues to drop and the number of applicants continues to increase. In 1998 we had 5 applicants per position, now it is like 100 applicants per position. It is really bad in high tech.

Sure jobs are out there in most cities but they are either for minimum wage (which has not gone up in 5 years) or for something that requires really unique skills.

Dallas, Houston and Washington DC are full of people that are either unemployed or under employed. I talk to people all the time that were making $80,000 as a Software Developer and now are working at Sears for $6.50 an hour!

Tough to afford much travel at that rate.
 
Old Apr 4th, 2002, 05:23 AM
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I am one of those unemployed (wish I were traveling (cant afford to no income) people in booming Dallas Texas. A previous poster said the economy was booming in Dallas. That is just plain wrong.

I looked at the statistics on unemployment in the department of labor web page and found out that the Dallas area had one of the largest increases in unemployment from Feb 01 to Feb 02 in the USA.

Here is the stats cut and pasted:

DALLAS, TX PMSA Feb 01 3.2 % unemployemnt February 02 6.6% unemployement 3.4% increase over the year.

Dallas is not the place to visit if you want a booming economy lots of unemployed people.
 
Old Apr 4th, 2002, 09:52 AM
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Not in Beverly Hills

Many stores on Rodeo Drive have closed!
 
Old Apr 4th, 2002, 11:55 AM
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I live in the DC area and have yet to meet any of these unemployed people. Things continue to boom. My husband gets three calls a day from headhunters, and he works like crazy because they can't hire enough people at his firm (no security clearanc required: just a CPA). The malls are packed to bursting--I rarely go any more because they're just too crowded. There are Help Wanted signs everywhere. The tourist industry is rebounding: after 9/11, hotel occupation rates were an abysmal 20%; in March, they were back up to 80% and continue to rise. Houses continue to fly off the market: my neighbor's house sold in one day for $15k above the asking price.

Warren--you must not be placing professional accountants, because firms everywhere are in desperate need. Even as former Andersen auditor start to flood the market, they're getting picked up the second they send out a resume.
 
Old Apr 4th, 2002, 12:23 PM
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Chicago, Ill has been in a somewhat boom for the last 5 years.
 
Old Apr 17th, 2002, 07:45 PM
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