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The Only 26 US Cities That Have Regained All Of The Jobs They Lost During The Recession
Business Insider ^ | 01/19/2012 | Mamta Badkar

Posted on 01/19/2012 12:46:47 PM PST by SeekAndFind

There are a 154 million workers in the U.S., and the current 8.5%, unemployment rate means about 13.1 million Americans are still out of work.

A new report commissioned by the United States Council for Mayors and prepared by IHS Global Insight shows that only 26 of 363 metropolitan statistical areas have completely recovered the jobs they lost during the recession.

We drew on the report to show the number of jobs these metros lost during the recession, their pre-recession peak level, and the metro area's employment level as a share of overall state employment.

Note: The “pre-recession peak” date varies from metro area to metro area, but represents a quarter between Q1 2007 and Q2 2009, where the metro area reached its highest employment before suffering recession job losses.

(Excerpt) Read more at businessinsider.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: bhoeconomy; bluezones; cities; jobs; topten; unemployment
Get a load of how many cities in TEXAS are on the list !!
1 posted on 01/19/2012 12:46:58 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

I counted 9 from Texas before I noticed your comment.


2 posted on 01/19/2012 12:55:50 PM PST by Bearshouse
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To: SeekAndFind

Also, the ratio of Red States to Blue States looks pretty good.


3 posted on 01/19/2012 12:59:00 PM PST by Nevadan
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To: SeekAndFind

Just dang - I live in the suicidal state of MIchigan - not even with a RINO gov are we going to recover any time soon.


4 posted on 01/19/2012 12:59:14 PM PST by Sioux-san
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

City of Evil ping.


5 posted on 01/19/2012 1:04:32 PM PST by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
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To: SeekAndFind

Yes and the size of the cities is a little bigger in TX. I mean Achorage vs Houston, Madison vs Austin lets get real we are in a boom and they are crawling.


6 posted on 01/19/2012 1:29:44 PM PST by q_an_a (the more laws the less justice)
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To: SeekAndFind

What has made the difference in Texas? Is it largely Perry or do other factors weigh in heavier?


7 posted on 01/19/2012 1:39:25 PM PST by Bellflower
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To: SeekAndFind

Note how many of the cities are college towns?


8 posted on 01/19/2012 1:44:00 PM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Bellflower

Perry should get substantial credit, but, of course, he has needed others in the government to agree to try to maintain and improve Texas’ business climate.


9 posted on 01/19/2012 1:53:36 PM PST by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: Bellflower

RE: Is it largely Perry or do other factors weigh in heavier?

To Perry’s credit, he got OUT of the way mostly.

Also, The Texas Legislature convenes in regular session at noon on the second Tuesday in January of each odd-numbered year for no more than 140 days.

There provisions for special legislative sessions.

This means that they have less time to do mischief ( like play with the tax code or regulate businesses to death ).

Ronald Reaqan used to say that the times when Americans should be very concerned are the times when Congress is in session.


10 posted on 01/19/2012 1:53:48 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: Bellflower

Perry should get substantial credit, but, of course, he has needed others in the government to agree to try to maintain and improve Texas’ business climate.


11 posted on 01/19/2012 1:54:30 PM PST by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: SeekAndFind

Notice the close correlation to military/government sector jobs.


12 posted on 01/19/2012 1:59:30 PM PST by Theophilus (Not merely prolife, but prolific)
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To: SeekAndFind

Cumberland, Maryland is a nice looking town.


13 posted on 01/19/2012 2:09:33 PM PST by Ranald S. MacKenzie (It's the philosophy, stupid.)
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To: Ranald S. MacKenzie

Cumberland is a nice town, had dinner & a couple beers there once.


14 posted on 01/19/2012 2:21:00 PM PST by Pietro
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To: SeekAndFind
Nine of the 26 are in Texas. That's pretty impressive.

But three of the 26 are in tiny North Dakota. That's way more impressive.


15 posted on 01/19/2012 2:28:22 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Vigilanteman

There are cities in North Dakota?


16 posted on 01/19/2012 2:31:38 PM PST by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Vigilanteman
But three of the 26 are in tiny North Dakota. That's way more impressive.

No surprise. Big drilling boom going on up there.

17 posted on 01/19/2012 2:37:46 PM PST by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: al_c

The oil boom is in western North Dakota; two of these three cities are in eastern North Dakota. The third (Bismarck) is still significantly east of the oil boom. It probably supplies some support services, but that’s about it.


18 posted on 01/19/2012 3:03:43 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: SeekAndFind

A new report commissioned by the United States Council for Mayors and prepared by IHS Global Insight shows that only 26 of 363 metropolitan statistical areas have completely recovered the jobs they lost during the recession.
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Ithaca, New York
Bismarck, North Dakota
Fairbanks, Alaska
Cumberland, Maryland
Jonesboro, Arkansas
College Station-Bryan, Texas
Anchorage, Alaska
Grand Forks, North Dakota-Minnesota
Morgantown, West Virginia
Lebanon, Pennsylvania
Fargo, North Dakota-Minnesota
Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood, Texas
Wheeling, West Virginia
Dubuque, Iowa
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, Washington
Columbia, Missouri
Brownsville-Harlingen, Texas
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, Texas
Lubbock, Texas
Burlington-South Burlington, Vermont
Elizabethtown, Kentucky
Lincoln, Nebraska
Corpus Christi, Texas
El Paso, Texas
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, Texas
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas


19 posted on 01/19/2012 3:24:38 PM PST by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: SeekAndFind
"Get a load of how many cities in TEXAS are on the list !!"

35% is not too shabby for a single State...

20 posted on 01/19/2012 4:13:11 PM PST by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...)
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To: NativeNewYorker

Not surprising when you consider that much of the “stimulus” money was funneled to colleges for grants and bogus studies.


21 posted on 01/19/2012 5:41:05 PM PST by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: TXnMA
"35% is not too shabby for a single State.."

More important is the total population of the Texas cities: I'd be willing to bet that those 9 Texas cities have a population exceeding that of the other 17 combined.
Houston, for example, is one of the largest cities in the nation.

22 posted on 01/20/2012 4:11:03 PM PST by Redbob (W.W.J.B.D.: "What Would Jack Bauer Do?")
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To: Redbob
"Houston, for example, is one of the largest cities in the nation."

Yep -- not just in population (fourth), but in developed area. I grew up there (just inside the city limits at the time -- now ZIP 77017). One summer in the 1950s I dated a girl who also lived in Houston (now ZIP 77038). It was over 50 miles to her house from mine -- and that wasn't Houston's largest cross-distance, even then.

Now, the area within Houston's city limits is almost 60% of that of the State of Rhode Island -- and there is no telling how far it is across the present entire Metroplex -- solid wall-to-wall houses, all the way... :-(

You couldn't pay me enough to get me to move back there from our secluded place in the northeastern Texas Piney Woods boondocks!

23 posted on 01/20/2012 6:47:30 PM PST by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...)
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