Monthly Archives: October 2011

IN A WESTERN MOOD

BY: Adam Gavriel

Back in July on the blog we posted this picture (see below) that showed how many job postings there were in a certain area per 1000 people. As you can see, the bigger the red circle, the more jobs there were. These figures represented the month of June in those areas.

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Today’s blog will make note of one of the biggest circles on the map, California, specifically San Diego.

In a report at the Voice of San Diego the online periodical reported that in an economy that continues to falter San Diego’s job trend continues upward from its decline in 2009. Between September 2010 and September 2011 San Diego’s employment shot up 1.4% while the countries unemployment rate went from 9.6% to ~9.1% and California’s unemployment rate went from 12.5% to ~12.1% showing that San Diego’s specific unemployment has been steadier than the Nation’s. As economic experts continue to forecast that the recession we are in will last steadily affecting unemployment, San Diego continues to try and dig itself out of the hole the nation finds itself in.

Conversely like the rest of the nation from 2007 to 2009 San Diego experienced a huge drop in employment numbers, however the recent upward trend remains strong and optimism to get back to a good level is in full effect out west.

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Import Knowledge – Export Skills

BY: Adam Gavriel

The Heckscher–Ohlin model of economic trade suggests that producers of abundant resources will favor free trade while the holders of scarce resources will favor protectionism. With this, those who have a hold of the abundant resources will become rich while those holding the scarce resources, who can’t find anyone to export those resources to, will watch their business flounder.

This theory can be applied to any market, today we will specifically look at the job market. With the United State’s unemployment continuing to hover over 9% the job market finds itself abundant in potential labor, however, it goes deeper that. To make sure that you can export a feature of yourself to make you useful to a company that is, in essence, importing you, it needs to be abundant.

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