CITY STRUGGLES – IS YOURS AMONG THEM?

BY: Adam Gavriel

While the United States economy continues it’s slow and often frustrating climb back to mediocrity, many of the country’s cities continue to falter.  According to an article by the Huffington Post, eight US cities experienced a falling average wage of close to or over 1% in the year 2012.

“One common criticism of the recovery is that even as unemployment has declined nationally, wage inequality has risen. According to a report by the National Employment Law Project, the increase in inequality is because many people who were unemployed during the recession have accepted lower-skill and lower-pay jobs than the ones they previously had in order to make ends meet.”

This quote goes hand in hand with the United States underemployment rate, which recent reports suggest sits at 17.2%

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Here are the 8 cities struggling more than the rest of the United States:

10. Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA
1 year wage growth: -0.8%
Decemeber 2012 unemployment: 11.2%

9. Sandusky, OH
1 year wage growth: -0.8%
December 2012 unemployment: 7.3%

8. Ocean City, NJ
1 year wage growth: -1.1%
December 2012 unemployment: 17.3%

7. Las Cruces, NM
1 year wage growth: -1.2%
December 2012 unemployment: 6.7%

6. Kennewick-Richland-Pasco, WA

1 year wage growth: -1.3%

December 2012 unemployment: 9.7%

5. Flint, MI

1 year wage growth: -1.4%

December 2012 unemployment: 9.1%

4. Atlantic City, NJ

1 year wage growh: -1.4%

December 2012 unemployment: 14.9%

3. Elizabethtown, KY

1 year wage growth: -1.8%

December 2012 unemployment: 7.3%

2. Rocky Mount, NC

1 year wage growth: -2.3%

December 2012 unemployment: 13%

1. Anniston-Oxford, AL

1 year wage growth: -2.4%

December 2012 unemployment: 6.8%

All of these numbers really hit home here in the Crossroads Consulting office. As an employment agency, we take pride in our commitment to putting the ‘human’ back into ‘human resources’ and getting Americans working again. When the unemployment goes up anywhere in America, we take it as a personal insult and commit to working harder as a search firm.

With our job postings from across the nation, and our recommended resume service, there is no reason for you NOT to contact us in the offices today. We are a great search firm, and we may find you first, but help us out and drop us an email TODAY.

 

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