Editor's Pick 2015, #5:
Rural employment yet to recover to prerecession levels

Editor's Pick 2015, #5:<br>Rural employment yet to recover to prerecession levels

Employment fell by roughly 5 percent in urban areas and 6 percent in rural areas between the first quarter of 2008 and the fourth quarter of 2009?a period that includes the Great Recession. In 2010, the first full year of the economic recovery, urban and rural employment levels grew at comparable rates, and rural areas experienced modest growth the following year.

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