Metropolitan Job Growth Patterns in the Great Recession

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Metropolitan Job Growth Patterns in the Great Recession

October 11, 2011

Abstract

The pace of job growth across the country in this recovery has been slow but not uniform. Metropolitan areas have fared differently, with some experiencing substantially lower job loss than others. This paper examines employment changes across industries that pay low, medium, and high-wages on average by metropolitan area to identify which metros are faring better not only in total employment but in different types of jobs.

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