Job growth is on the upswing in downtown urban centers, as more young professionals seek to live and work in the same vicinity.
Jobs in the manufacturing sector numbered 12,330,000 (seasonally adjusted) in January, according to BLS figures, up nearly 230,000 jobs from a year earlier. Much of the increase came in durable goods manufacturing, items like cars, appliances, computers and machinery expected to last at least three years. Motor vehicle manufacturing alone added 67,000 jobs from a year earlier.
In Illinois, food manufacturing operations generate more than $13.5 billion in revenue each year. Agricultural commodities grown in the state, including corn, soybeans and dairy, find their way not only into processed food, but also everything from cosmetics and medicine, but furniture, paper, ethanol fuel and biodiesels.
A recent study out of Pittsburgh says that of people who moved to Pittsburgh, the majority came for jobs (either theirs or a partner’s) and only 7 percent came for “livability.” This lead to dismissive headlines like, Survey: Livability Attracts Few People to Pittsburgh. Let’s not spend too much time deconstructing the survey or even […]