Urban Wire MetroTrends Week in Review
Zachary J. McDade
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Last week, MetroTrends bloggers took a close look at hardships facing residents of America’s metros as the Great Recession’s aftermath wears on:

  • Gina Adams highlights the quandary of jobless single moms who might be able to find work over the holidays if they could just get help with child care costs.
  • Rich Johnson warns of the impending mismatch between the size of the workforce and the number of retirees who need support.
  • Molly Scott argues for helping people who double up with friends and relatives and may be at risk of homelessness.

And we hope you checked out MetroTrends’ latest interactive map.  It shows new information on house prices or unemployment in the top 100 metros and lets you click to zoom in or compare metros.