All is well: Lex is THE top job market nationally

I  feel so dumb, arguing that we need to relocalize our economy. I thought job growth here was really a fleeting thing.  But damn!  We numero uno baybay!  All those jobs at Hamburg and the hospital help are really adding up.  Good for us.  I’m sure there’s even a bunch of call center jobs too.  Don’t matter, its all good.

I’m guessing that Mayor Gray is just jumping for joy as this will no doubt help close that little ole $25million budget gap.  Well, if not this year, probably next. Yeah, its gonna all be better soon.  I just wonder which politician is gonna fall all over hiself claiming credit – Gray or Newberry?

And the Commerce Lex?  They gotta be glorified at the thought that we are the number one job market!  Congrats to them!  They have done so much to make us number 1.  Who needed that fake report after all?  They were succeeding anyway.

So, we dont need to do nothin different than we have been.  Damn LEX is a great city.   


Lexington ranked as top job market nationally

By Scott Sloan —

The Lexington area’s job market is expected to be the strongest in the nation in the second quarter, says a recently released report by Manpower employment agency.

The Manpower Employment Outlook Survey found that 28 percent of companies surveyed locally expect to hire more employees in the quarter. Only 4 percent expect to have layoffs.

That yielded a “net employment outlook,” as Manpower calls it, of 24 percent, which was tops for U.S. metropolitan areas.

An additional 65 percent of local firms expected to maintain current staffing levels, and 3 percent were not sure of their plans.

“Employers are significantly more confident about hiring plans for the second quarter … compared to the (first quarter) when the Net Employment Outlook was 4 percent” Manpower spokeswoman Maggie Coats said in a statement.

At that time, 15 percent expected to hire and 11 percent expected layoffs.

A year ago, the survey showed that 14 percent of Lexington-area firms planned to hire while 7 percent expected cuts.

Almost all sectors of the regional economy were bullish on hiring, the report said.

The report is based on surveys of more than 18,000 employers nationwide. At the national level, 16 percent expected staff increases, while 6 percent anticipated cuts. The survey’s margin of error is 3.9 percent.

  • Top job markets in second quarter

According to the Manpower Employment Outlook Survey.

1. Lexington

2. Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, S.C., and Tulsa, Okla. (tie)

4. Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Conn., and El Paso, Texas (tie)

6. Albany-Schenectady-Troy, N.Y.; Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Mass.; Columbus, Ohio; Madison, Wis.; and Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, Va. (tie)

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