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Spotlight: upper East Texas in slump, region holds up better than U.S

Michael Nicholson () and Jackson Thies ()

Southwest Economy, 2009, issue Q2, No 2, 7

Abstract: As the U.S. and Texas slipped into recession last year, a balanced economy lessened the impact on upper East Texas. In March, the region's year-over-year nonfarm employment was down 0.4 percent, compared with the state's decline of 0.8 percent and the nation's 3.5 percent. Unemployment rates in the region's principal metros are near or below the state's 6.7 percent average.

Keywords: Employment - Texas; Economic conditions - Texas (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2009
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