October 2, 2018

The recently released Gross Domestic Product (GDP) numbers by metro show the usual suspects are continuing to grow their economies at a faster rate. The tech powerhouses, San Jose, Austin and Seattle lead all large metros (those with at least 1 million people) in GDP growth between 2016 and 2017. Each of these metros grew by at least 5 percent. San Antoni...

December 10, 2017

In our previous post, we looked at productivity by metro and identified the types of occupations that are more prevalent in high production metros. Today, we will look at how productivity translates into real income using the Census Bureau’s ACS 1-year data.

As a reminder, here is how our largest metros (those with a population of at least 1 million) broke...

April 11, 2017

Full disclosure here, I initially started this analysis by asking which metros had the greatest share of adaptable jobs in traded sectors. By adaptable, I meant jobs that could transition and remain in demand in any foreseeable economic future, particularly a future that automates jobs into oblivion. By traded, I am looking at occupations that are usually...

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