Rural Employment Trends in Recession and Recovery

Economic Research Report No. (ERR-172) 38 pp, August 2014

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by Thomas Hertz, Lorin Kusmin, Alexander Marré, and Timothy Parker

This report examines the effects of the recent major recession, and gradual recovery, on employment and unemployment trends, with an emphasis on rural America. Errata: On October 6, 2014, the column heading for the final two columns of Table 8 was corrected to read ">25% Hispanic: Change in employment (percent)."

Keywords: Rural recession, rural economic recovery, local labor market outcomes, metro and nonmetro counties, population density, economic growth, employment trends, unemployment, industrial composition

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