Wednesday, July 27, 2011

The Hmm Economy

Remember, the June news on jobs is relatively bleak for Pennsylvania, as it is for most other states, and even for the nation as a whole.  What is up locally?  Here is the net change in jobs between May and June in each of the last 21 years:

So if you look at the year over year change comparing successive Junes you get this:


Anonymous BrianTH said...

Given the unusually weak May combined with the unusually strong June, is it possible there is some quirk to the seasonality, reporting, etc. this year?

I'm not denying we seem to still be chugging through this period better than most places, but this two-month swing seems rather extreme to me.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011 8:04:00 AM  
Anonymous n'at said...

Summer workers? College and High School aged Kennywood and community Pool employees?

Gus only sells balls in the summer, too.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011 11:25:00 AM  
Anonymous MH said...

Ben's wedding planning/Batman.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011 2:24:00 PM  

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