Sunday, January 20, 2008

Best Cities For Jobs In 2008

That is the name of an article that you can read here. Texas cities and Salt Lake City are high on the list. But it is never clear what anyone should do with this info. Should you move to one of these places? Maybe not, if lots of other people are. In that case the number of applicants might grow to more than the number of job openings. This kind of thing happens all the time. If we designate certain cities as the best to live in, more people might move there, driving up real estate prices and housing prices (and possibly creating other problems, like more air pollution). Then those places are not so great anymore.


Anonymous said...

We should have a low unemployment rate in San Antonio. We live in a tourist town that is driven by that market. Even though we have people working here the article doesn't share the average salary. Most people are employed at retail stores, hotels, restuarants, and theme parks. Those jobs don't pay the bills. I think it should consider the people in San Antonio considered in less than a middle class status, and the education level of the city they are ranking.

Cyril Morong said...

Thanks for leaving a comment. You make a good point. The article only focuses on one issue. Just having jobs per se is not enough. But my point was not to say that the San Antonio economy was doing well or not. It was to show that simply saying where the job growth will be may not be helpful.