Few Cities Have Regained Jobs They Lost, Report Finds by Micheal Cooper. The New York Times. Jan 18, 2012:http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/18/us/few-cities-have-regained-lost-jobs-report-finds.html?_r=1&nl=todaysheadlines&emc=tha23
[excerpted] "Less than a tenth of the nation’s metropolitan areas have regained the jobs they lost in the economic downturn, according to a report being released Wednesday by the nation’s mayors as they gather in Washington to express their exasperation that the federal government seems
Only 26 of the nation’s 363 metropolitan areas had recovered their lost jobs by the end of 2011, and only 26 more are projected to recover them by end of this year, according to the report, which was commissioned by the United States Conference of Mayors. It will take at least five years for the 80 hardest-hit areas to recover the jobs they lost, the report forecast..."