Friday, April 16, 2010

White collar immigrant Burgh...

Nothing we don't already know actually.   But here is something that goes along with our other news today. Per the NYT, a place called the Fiscal Policies Institute (FPI) in NY has a study just out that looks at the characteristics of immigration in large cities. The percentage of immigrants in white-collar jobs ranged from a low of 50.4 percent in New York to a high of 75.8 percent in Pittsburgh.

This goes along with something we have known for some time that the international immigrants who settle in Pittsburgh are proportionally some of the most highly educated among the immigrant flows across metro areas. 


Blogger Unknown said...

This is, of course, intimately linked with Pgh's general lack of immigrants. All things being equal I'd prefer having a large immigrant community even if they aren't white collar workers, if only for the restaurants.

Friday, April 16, 2010 4:32:00 PM  
Anonymous DBR96A said...


Friday, April 16, 2010 6:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is one of those seemingly impressive statistics that is really just a side-effect of being last place in terms of attracting immigrants.

Kinda like how we tout our "low cost of housing" as an asset. Where there's no demand...

Saturday, April 17, 2010 8:45:00 AM  
Anonymous DBR96A said...

I'd rather Pittsburgh attract a small number of smart immigrants than a bunch of illegals.

As for the price of housing, some people have argued that it's undervalued the same way places like Phoenix and Las Vegas were overvalued.

Saturday, April 17, 2010 12:12:00 PM  

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