Saturday, January 31, 2009

Cleveland doting

Well, just for fun here is a little more Cleveland doting. See their local TV news on the Pittsburgh story. and yes, that is a brief cameo there just for fun. The text blurb is here, but here is the video:

Actually Cleveland is kind of holding it's own for the moment. It's unemployment rate went up just a tad, from 7.3% in November to 7.4% in December. For contrast, Detroit is in freefall going from 10% in November, shooting up more than a full percentage point to 11.1% in December. We will learn Pittsburgh's unemployment rate for December on Wednesday. Pending that, here is what the Rust Belt Watch graph looks like. You just have to believe that Detroit trend has to plateau before things settle down. It really is kind of scary to imagine what if one or more of the big three literally shut down.

Unemployment Rates: Pittsburgh, Cleveland and Detroit MSA's - Jan 2000 to present


Anonymous Anonymous said...

They never answered how Ravenstahl became mayor. Sabina looked and sounded good though.

Sunday, February 01, 2009 10:00:00 AM  

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