Small Metros Power Post-Recession Job Growth

Nate Berg reports on new information from the Urban Institute’s MetroTrends research team that shows where the 1.2 million jobs added since the end of the great recession (June 2009 officially) have been located, and the results may surprise you.
January 29, 2012, 11am PST | Jonathan Nettler | @nettsj
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Looking at 16 industries using Current Employment Statistics data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, MetroTrends demonstrates the power of the nation's smaller metropolitan areas. As Berg reports, only two of the top performing metropolitan areas are among the 30 largest metros in the country.

Lansing-East Lansing, Michigan, El Paso, and Greenville–Mauldin–Easley, South Carolina each led in job growth in at least two of the 16 categories analyzed.

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Published on Friday, January 27, 2012 in The Atlantic Cities
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