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Annual Figures Show Slight Rise in Rural Jobs, But Gap With Metro Widens
Apr 25, 2018 - Details annual job numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics which revealed that rural counties have yet to return to the levels of employment from before the Great Recession, with 750,000 fewer jobs in 2017 than in 2008. Although rural employment did increase from 2016, the gap between rural and urban counties continues to increase over time.
Source: The Daily Yonder
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Rural Counties Add 150,000 Jobs Over Last Year
Mar 28, 2018 - Jobs increased in both rural and urban counties from January 2017 to January 2018, but urban regions with a million or more people increased their share of the nation's job pool, while smaller cities and rural areas decreased their share. Rural job growth was strongest in areas adjacent to metropolitan areas.
Source: The Daily Yonder
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