Skip to comments.The Only 26 US Cities That Have Regained All Of The Jobs They Lost During The Recession
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.
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Not surprising when you consider that much of the “stimulus” money was funneled to colleges for grants and bogus studies.
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.
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!
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