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Jul 17, 2015   The Washington Post - Wonkblog
A new report from the Economic Research Service looks at how the economic recession is affecting rural areas. For the most part, things are a lot worse in America's nonmetro areas.
Oct 3, 2009   The Daily Yonder
Westward migration in the U.S. seems to be slowing, as jobs dry up overcrowding begins pushing people away.
Sep 25, 2009   Miller-McCune
Rural areas have been losing population for decades, creating what some are calling a "rural brain drain". According to this article, the hollowing out of these rural areas will have negative impacts beyond the borders of those small towns.
Sep 24, 2009   The Chronicle for Higher Education
English Prime Minister Gordon Brown is confident that the 2012 Summer Olympics will bring a big economic benefit to London. But with costs rising beyond expectations, some are skeptical of the PM's prediction.
Sep 5, 2009   Reuters
Beijing could be heading towards a sprawling future, according to a new report from the World Bank. Despite expanding transit options, the location of jobs is pushing more people out from the center of the city.
Aug 20, 2009   The New York Times Style Magazine
The population of Florida has decreased by about 50,000 people between April 2008 and April 2009, according to demographers at the University of Florida.
Aug 12, 2009   St. Petersburg Times
This infographic from <em>Good</em> shows how unemployment numbers compare in various metros in the country.
Aug 6, 2009   Good
Entrepreneurs are flocking to New Orleans, a boom that some expect to help bring employment levels 98.8% of the way back to pre-Hurricane Katrina levels by 2016.
Aug 2, 2009   The New York Times
The population of illegal immigrants in Arizona has dropped by a third, the biggest drop in the nation.
Jul 31, 2009   The Arizona Republic
Focusing on aspects like earning potential and lifestyle cost, a consulting group has determined the 20 best Canadian cities for young people.
Jul 30, 2009   The Vancouver Sun