Professor Ferleger and Student Magid: “What Recovery? Across America, People in Distressed Cities and Small Towns Face Economic Catastrophe”

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March 21st, 2013

In over 200 metropolitan and micropolitan areas, the jobs crisis dominates everyday life, but these communities were experiencing high levels of unemployment long before the Great Recession. They are “distressed areas,” which we define as areas where the unemployment rate has been at least 2 percentage points higher than the national average for at least five years—in some places, for over 20 years.

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