Sliding to the Trough – Urban Hardship Trends Before the Great Recession

Source: David J. Wright and Lisa M. Montiel, Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government, November 2, 2009

As widely recognized, America’s cities and suburbs are mired in the deepest recession in more than a generation. Less well understood is that conditions in the nation’s metro areas were worsening before the recession hit. This Institute report details how, and which areas suffered most.

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