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Rural Employment Trends in Recession and Recovery

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

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

cover image 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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Last updated: Monday, October 06, 2014

For more information contact: Thomas Hertz, Lorin Kusmin, Alexander Marré, and Timothy Parker