Comment 117720

By kevlahan (registered) | Posted April 18, 2016 at 09:09:38 in reply to Comment 117717

https://www.google.ca/publicdata/explore...

Data from the USA Board of Labor Statistics.

Pittsburgh's current unemployment rate is 4.6% and its post-2008 crash peak was 8.8%.

Paul Graham's advice to Pittsburgh is aspirational, from someone who lives and works in SF/silicon valley.

He's not saying Pittsburgh is already doing amazingly well, and he's not talking about the economy as a whole, he's telling them what they should do to build a welcoming environment for start-ups. In particular, what changes are positive and what they should keep (especially, historic buildings and a dense walkable and cyclable urban core).

Comment edited by kevlahan on 2016-04-18 09:09:50

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