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93% of U.S. Counties haven’t Recovered from the Recession

Jarring report from the Wall Street Journal (as reported by the Free Beacon [1]):

A majority of counties in the United States—93 percent—have not recovered from the recession that ended six years ago, according to a study the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday. [2]

The study from the National Association of Counties evaluated four economic metrics—jobs, the unemployment rate, GDP, and median home prices—to see how counties fared. Only 214 counties of 3,069 in the United States had returned to prerecession levels of prosperity. The recession began in December 2007 and ended in June 2009.