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Two-Thirds of Rural Counties Have Fewer Jobs Today Than in 2007

The Daily Yonder
Dec 6, 2017
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, rural counties continue to have fewer jobs available than they had before the recession in 2007. 40% of urban counties have fewer jobs than they did in 2007, compared to two-thirds of rural counties. Rural unemployment rates have dropped, but this is because the rural workforce has declined. Includes an interactive map with county-level data.
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County-by-county data · Economics and the economy · Rural-urban differences