Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Nice map showing the uneven job recovery in the US.

The New York Times has a lengthy article on the economic recovery from 2007 to 2013 with a focus on the post-recession state of the economy.

They had this map below showing the percentage change in jobs since 2007. High growth areas are in dark(er) GREEN.

This is a "flyover" economic recovery centered in the mid-section of the country (I inserted the rectangle to highlight the area).

I think the major media on both "coasts" miss the story.  They see overall employment numbers improving but don't see it in their own backyards so there must be something wrong.

Perhaps.  The recovery in jobs is definitely uneven.  What can we do, if anything?

Source: New York Times

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