How long will it last?

See when unemployment levels will return to their pre-recession peaks in various metro areas.

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Elkhart-Goshen, IN
Pre-Recession Peak: 2006
Job Losses: 38,700
Decline: -29.0%
Return to Peak: 2020 or Beyond
Kokomo, IN
Pre-Recession Peak: 2005
Job Losses: 11,600
Decline: -23.9%
Return to Peak: 2020 or Beyond
Monroe, MI
Pre-Recession Peak: 2006
Job Losses: 8,000
Decline: -17.9%
Return to Peak: 2020 or Beyond
Dalton, GA
Pre-Recession Peak: 2006
Job Losses: 14,100
Decline: -17.6%
Return to Peak: 2020 or Beyond
Bend, OR
Pre-Recession Peak: 2007
Job Losses: 11,800
Decline: -16.4%
Return to Peak: 2020 or Beyond
Reno-Sparks, NV
Pre-Recession Peak: 2007
Job Losses: 36,000
Decline: -16.0%
Return to Peak: 2020 or Beyond
Pine Bluff, AR
Pre-Recession Peak: 2005
Job Losses: 6,800
Decline: -15.9%
Return to Peak: 2020 or Beyond
Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI
Pre-Recession Peak: 2005
Job Losses: 323,400
Decline: -15.8%
Return to Peak: 2020 or Beyond
Flint, MI
Pre-Recession Peak: 2005
Job Losses: 24,700
Decline: -15.8%
Return to Peak: 2020 or Beyond
Yuba City, CA
Pre-Recession Peak: 2007
Job Losses: 6,300
Decline: -14.8%
Return to Peak: 2020 or Beyond
Mansfield, OH
Pre-Recession Peak: 2006
Job Losses: 8,400
Decline: -14.1%
Return to Peak: 2020 or Beyond
Carson City, NV
Pre-Recession Peak: 2007
Job Losses: 4,700
Decline: -14.1%
Return to Peak: 2020 or Beyond
Jackson, MI
Pre-Recession Peak: 2005
Job Losses: 8,400
Decline: -13.8%
Return to Peak: 2020 or Beyond
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC
Pre-Recession Peak: 2006
Job Losses: 22,400
Decline: -13.6%
Return to Peak: 2020 or Beyond
Muskegon-Norton Shores, MI
Pre-Recession Peak: 2006
Job Losses: 8,600
Decline: -12.9%
Return to Peak: 2020 or Beyond
Rome, GA
Pre-Recession Peak: 2005
Job Losses: 5,400
Decline: -12.4%
Return to Peak: 2020 or Beyond
Toledo, OH
Pre-Recession Peak: 2006
Job Losses: 40,500
Decline: -12.1%
Return to Peak: 2020 or Beyond
Danville, VA
Pre-Recession Peak: 2005
Job Losses: 5,300
Decline: -12.0%
Return to Peak: 2020 or Beyond
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ
Pre-Recession Peak: 2006
Job Losses: 17,700
Decline: -11.5%
Return to Peak: 2020 or Beyond
Steubenville-Weirton, OH-WV
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 5,700
Decline: -11.5%
Return to Peak: 2020 or Beyond
Lima, OH
Pre-Recession Peak: 2005
Job Losses: 6,500
Decline: -11.1%
Return to Peak: 2020 or Beyond
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA
Pre-Recession Peak: 2005
Job Losses: 27,000
Decline: -11.0%
Return to Peak: 2020 or Beyond
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI
Pre-Recession Peak: 2005
Job Losses: 16,000
Decline: -10.9%
Return to Peak: 2020 or Beyond
Danville, IL
Pre-Recession Peak: 2005
Job Losses: 3,500
Decline: -10.9%
Return to Peak: 2020 or Beyond
Rocky Mount, NC
Pre-Recession Peak: 2007
Job Losses: 7,200
Decline: -10.8%
Return to Peak: 2020 or Beyond
Michigan City-La Porte, IN
Pre-Recession Peak: 2006
Job Losses: 5,100
Decline: -10.7%
Return to Peak: 2020 or Beyond
Dayton, OH
Pre-Recession Peak: 2005
Job Losses: 42,400
Decline: -10.3%
Return to Peak: 2020 or Beyond
Canton-Massillon, OH
Pre-Recession Peak: 2005
Job Losses: 17,700
Decline: -10.1%
Return to Peak: 2020 or Beyond
Saginaw-Saginaw Township North, MI
Pre-Recession Peak: 2005
Job Losses: 9,200
Decline: -10.0%
Return to Peak: 2020 or Beyond
Anderson, IN
Pre-Recession Peak: 2005
Job Losses: 4,300
Decline: -9.6%
Return to Peak: 2020 or Beyond
Muncie, IN
Pre-Recession Peak: 2006
Job Losses: 5,100
Decline: -9.5%
Return to Peak: 2020 or Beyond
Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton, NJ
Pre-Recession Peak: 2006
Job Losses: 5,500
Decline: -8.8%
Return to Peak: 2020 or Beyond
Wichita Falls, TX
Pre-Recession Peak: 2006
Job Losses: 5,000
Decline: -8.1%
Return to Peak: 2020 or Beyond
Norwich-New London, CT
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 10,300
Decline: -7.5%
Return to Peak: 2020 or Beyond
Decatur, IL
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 4,100
Decline: -7.3%
Return to Peak: 2020 or Beyond
Lake Charles, LA
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 6,600
Decline: -7.0%
Return to Peak: 2020 or Beyond
Terre Haute, IN
Pre-Recession Peak: 2007
Job Losses: 4,600
Decline: -6.2%
Return to Peak: 2020 or Beyond
Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ
Pre-Recession Peak: 2006
Job Losses: 10,500
Decline: -18.9%
Return to Peak: 2020 or Beyond
Redding, CA
Pre-Recession Peak: 2006
Job Losses: 8,300
Decline: -12.7%
Return to Peak: 2020 or Beyond
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA
Pre-Recession Peak: 2007
Job Losses: 11,900
Decline: -12.3%
Return to Peak: 2020 or Beyond
Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA
Pre-Recession Peak: 2007
Job Losses: 23,400
Decline: -12.2%
Return to Peak: 2020 or Beyond
Dothan, AL
Pre-Recession Peak: 2007
Job Losses: 7,200
Decline: -11.3%
Return to Peak: 2020 or Beyond
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH
Pre-Recession Peak: 2006
Job Losses: 90,500
Decline: -8.4%
Return to Peak: 2020 or Beyond
Prescott, AZ
Pre-Recession Peak: 2007
Job Losses: 11,300
Decline: -17.4%
Return to Peak: 2020 or Beyond
Janesville, WI
Pre-Recession Peak: 2006
Job Losses: 9,400
Decline: -13.3%
Return to Peak: 2020 or Beyond
Brunswick, GA
Pre-Recession Peak: 2007
Job Losses: 5,700
Decline: -12.4%
Return to Peak: 2020 or Beyond
Rockford, IL
Pre-Recession Peak: 2007
Job Losses: 19,800
Decline: -12.2%
Return to Peak: 2020 or Beyond
Abilene, TX
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 4,500
Decline: -6.5%
Return to Peak: 2020 or Beyond
Morristown, TN
Pre-Recession Peak: 2006
Job Losses: 7,100
Decline: -13.8%
Return to Peak: 2019
Eugene-Springfield, OR
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 18,000
Decline: -11.4%
Return to Peak: 2019
Napa, CA
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 7,500
Decline: -11.4%
Return to Peak: 2019
Chico, CA
Pre-Recession Peak: 2007
Job Losses: 7,400
Decline: -9.6%
Return to Peak: 2019
Anniston-Oxford, AL
Pre-Recession Peak: 2007
Job Losses: 5,000
Decline: -9.3%
Return to Peak: 2019
Springfield, OH
Pre-Recession Peak: 2006
Job Losses: 4,900
Decline: -9.2%
Return to Peak: 2019
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA
Pre-Recession Peak: 2007
Job Losses: 13,100
Decline: -7.5%
Return to Peak: 2019
Salinas, CA
Pre-Recession Peak: 2007
Job Losses: 9,600
Decline: -7.4%
Return to Peak: 2019
Champaign-Urbana, IL
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 6,400
Decline: -5.6%
Return to Peak: 2019
Ocala, FL
Pre-Recession Peak: 2007
Job Losses: 17,900
Decline: -16.7%
Return to Peak: 2018
North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota, FL
Pre-Recession Peak: 2006
Job Losses: 45,300
Decline: -16.0%
Return to Peak: 2018
Medford, OR
Pre-Recession Peak: 2007
Job Losses: 10,400
Decline: -12.3%
Return to Peak: 2018
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA
Pre-Recession Peak: 2006
Job Losses: 13,000
Decline: -10.0%
Return to Peak: 2018
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA
Pre-Recession Peak: 2007
Job Losses: 537,100
Decline: -9.5%
Return to Peak: 2018
Madera-Chowchilla, CA
Pre-Recession Peak: 2007
Job Losses: 3,400
Decline: -9.5%
Return to Peak: 2018
Gadsden, AL
Pre-Recession Peak: 2005
Job Losses: 3,700
Decline: -9.4%
Return to Peak: 2018
Parkersburg-Marietta-Vienna, WV-OH
Pre-Recession Peak: 2005
Job Losses: 5,300
Decline: -7.2%
Return to Peak: 2018
Kingston, NY
Pre-Recession Peak: 2006
Job Losses: 4,000
Decline: -6.3%
Return to Peak: 2018
Naples-Marco Island, FL
Pre-Recession Peak: 2006
Job Losses: 25,200
Decline: -18.8%
Return to Peak: 2017
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL
Pre-Recession Peak: 2006
Job Losses: 41,200
Decline: -17.5%
Return to Peak: 2017
St. George, UT
Pre-Recession Peak: 2007
Job Losses: 9,400
Decline: -17.2%
Return to Peak: 2017
Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL
Pre-Recession Peak: 2007
Job Losses: 7,400
Decline: -14.7%
Return to Peak: 2017
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV
Pre-Recession Peak: 2007
Job Losses: 133,900
Decline: -14.4%
Return to Peak: 2017
Grand Junction, CO
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 8,600
Decline: -12.9%
Return to Peak: 2017
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL
Pre-Recession Peak: 2006
Job Losses: 26,600
Decline: -12.2%
Return to Peak: 2017
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA
Pre-Recession Peak: 2007
Job Losses: 108,100
Decline: -12.0%
Return to Peak: 2017
Stockton, CA
Pre-Recession Peak: 2007
Job Losses: 24,800
Decline: -11.7%
Return to Peak: 2017
Columbus, IN
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 5,000
Decline: -10.9%
Return to Peak: 2017
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL
Pre-Recession Peak: 2006
Job Losses: 9,300
Decline: -10.8%
Return to Peak: 2017
Sheboygan, WI
Pre-Recession Peak: 2007
Job Losses: 6,700
Decline: -10.3%
Return to Peak: 2017
Yuma, AZ
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 5,400
Decline: -9.9%
Return to Peak: 2017
Longview, WA
Pre-Recession Peak: 2007
Job Losses: 3,800
Decline: -9.8%
Return to Peak: 2017
Casper, WY
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 3,900
Decline: -9.3%
Return to Peak: 2017
Valdosta, GA
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 5,200
Decline: -9.1%
Return to Peak: 2017
Visalia-Porterville, CA
Pre-Recession Peak: 2007
Job Losses: 9,900
Decline: -8.6%
Return to Peak: 2017
Akron, OH
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 28,600
Decline: -8.3%
Return to Peak: 2017
Goldsboro, NC
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 3,800
Decline: -8.2%
Return to Peak: 2017
Ocean City, NJ
Pre-Recession Peak: 2006
Job Losses: 3,500
Decline: -8.0%
Return to Peak: 2017
Providence-New Bedford-Fall River, RI-MA
Pre-Recession Peak: 2006
Job Losses: 54,500
Decline: -7.5%
Return to Peak: 2017
New Haven-Milford, CT
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 27,100
Decline: -7.1%
Return to Peak: 2017
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 4,600
Decline: -6.4%
Return to Peak: 2017
Holland-Grand Haven, MI
Pre-Recession Peak: 2005
Job Losses: 15,400
Decline: -13.3%
Return to Peak: 2016
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA
Pre-Recession Peak: 2007
Job Losses: 166,400
Decline: -13.1%
Return to Peak: 2016
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ
Pre-Recession Peak: 2007
Job Losses: 244,100
Decline: -12.7%
Return to Peak: 2016
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL
Pre-Recession Peak: 2006
Job Losses: 21,100
Decline: -12.1%
Return to Peak: 2016
Sumter, SC
Pre-Recession Peak: 2005
Job Losses: 4,900
Decline: -12.0%
Return to Peak: 2016
Decatur, AL
Pre-Recession Peak: 2007
Job Losses: 6,800
Decline: -11.4%
Return to Peak: 2016
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL
Pre-Recession Peak: 2007
Job Losses: 137,400
Decline: -11.0%
Return to Peak: 2016
Burlington, NC
Pre-Recession Peak: 2007
Job Losses: 6,600
Decline: -10.7%
Return to Peak: 2016
Niles-Benton Harbor, MI
Pre-Recession Peak: 2007
Job Losses: 6,800
Decline: -10.4%
Return to Peak: 2016
Modesto, CA
Pre-Recession Peak: 2007
Job Losses: 16,600
Decline: -10.3%
Return to Peak: 2016
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL
Pre-Recession Peak: 2007
Job Losses: 17,600
Decline: -10.1%
Return to Peak: 2016
Farmington, NM
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 5,400
Decline: -10.1%
Return to Peak: 2016
Greensboro-High Point, NC
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 36,200
Decline: -9.7%
Return to Peak: 2016
Pocatello, ID
Pre-Recession Peak: 2007
Job Losses: 3,800
Decline: -9.6%
Return to Peak: 2016
Fresno, CA
Pre-Recession Peak: 2007
Job Losses: 29,300
Decline: -9.5%
Return to Peak: 2016
Memphis, TN-MS-AR
Pre-Recession Peak: 2007
Job Losses: 59,400
Decline: -9.3%
Return to Peak: 2016
Bellingham, WA
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 8,000
Decline: -9.3%
Return to Peak: 2016
Tucson, AZ
Pre-Recession Peak: 2007
Job Losses: 34,700
Decline: -9.0%
Return to Peak: 2016
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA
Pre-Recession Peak: 2006
Job Losses: 26,800
Decline: -9.0%
Return to Peak: 2016
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, CA
Pre-Recession Peak: 2007
Job Losses: 9,300
Decline: -8.9%
Return to Peak: 2016
Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 4,300
Decline: -8.9%
Return to Peak: 2016
Bay City, MI
Pre-Recession Peak: 2005
Job Losses: 3,300
Decline: -8.5%
Return to Peak: 2016
Birmingham-Hoover, AL
Pre-Recession Peak: 2007
Job Losses: 44,800
Decline: -8.4%
Return to Peak: 2016
Montgomery, AL
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 14,400
Decline: -8.0%
Return to Peak: 2016
Savannah, GA
Pre-Recession Peak: 2007
Job Losses: 12,900
Decline: -8.0%
Return to Peak: 2016
Santa Fe, NM
Pre-Recession Peak: 2007
Job Losses: 5,200
Decline: -7.9%
Return to Peak: 2016
Macon, GA
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 8,000
Decline: -7.8%
Return to Peak: 2016
Lansing-East Lansing, MI
Pre-Recession Peak: 2006
Job Losses: 15,600
Decline: -6.8%
Return to Peak: 2016
Alexandria, LA
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 4,400
Decline: -6.5%
Return to Peak: 2016
El Centro, CA
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 3,000
Decline: -6.4%
Return to Peak: 2016
Hanford-Corcoran, CA
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 2,400
Decline: -6.4%
Return to Peak: 2016
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 40,600
Decline: -6.3%
Return to Peak: 2016
Roanoke, VA
Pre-Recession Peak: 2007
Job Losses: 10,100
Decline: -6.2%
Return to Peak: 2016
Bangor, ME
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 4,200
Decline: -5.6%
Return to Peak: 2016
Monroe, LA
Pre-Recession Peak: 2007
Job Losses: 3,900
Decline: -5.0%
Return to Peak: 2016
Port St. Lucie, FL
Pre-Recession Peak: 2007
Job Losses: 15,800
Decline: -11.7%
Return to Peak: 2015
Punta Gorda, FL
Pre-Recession Peak: 2007
Job Losses: 5,100
Decline: -11.3%
Return to Peak: 2015
Spartanburg, SC
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 13,600
Decline: -10.5%
Return to Peak: 2015
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL
Pre-Recession Peak: 2007
Job Losses: 242,800
Decline: -10.0%
Return to Peak: 2015
Fort Wayne, IN
Pre-Recession Peak: 2007
Job Losses: 21,500
Decline: -9.8%
Return to Peak: 2015
Wausau, WI
Pre-Recession Peak: 2007
Job Losses: 7,000
Decline: -9.5%
Return to Peak: 2015
Battle Creek, MI
Pre-Recession Peak: 2005
Job Losses: 5,800
Decline: -9.5%
Return to Peak: 2015
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI
Pre-Recession Peak: 2005
Job Losses: 36,700
Decline: -9.4%
Return to Peak: 2015
Fond du Lac, WI
Pre-Recession Peak: 2007
Job Losses: 4,600
Decline: -9.4%
Return to Peak: 2015
Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL
Pre-Recession Peak: 2007
Job Losses: 19,400
Decline: -9.1%
Return to Peak: 2015
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, SC
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 29,100
Decline: -9.0%
Return to Peak: 2015
Racine, WI
Pre-Recession Peak: 2006
Job Losses: 7,200
Decline: -8.9%
Return to Peak: 2015
Lewiston, ID-WA
Pre-Recession Peak: 2005
Job Losses: 2,500
Decline: -8.9%
Return to Peak: 2015
Winchester, VA-WV
Pre-Recession Peak: 2007
Job Losses: 5,100
Decline: -8.8%
Return to Peak: 2015
Jackson, TN
Pre-Recession Peak: 2007
Job Losses: 5,400
Decline: -8.6%
Return to Peak: 2015
Wichita, KS
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 25,800
Decline: -8.3%
Return to Peak: 2015
Florence, SC
Pre-Recession Peak: 2007
Job Losses: 7,300
Decline: -8.2%
Return to Peak: 2015
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 166,100
Decline: -8.1%
Return to Peak: 2015
Winston-Salem, NC
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 17,200
Decline: -7.8%
Return to Peak: 2015
Fort Smith, AR-OK
Pre-Recession Peak: 2007
Job Losses: 9,800
Decline: -7.8%
Return to Peak: 2015
Spokane, WA
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 17,000
Decline: -7.7%
Return to Peak: 2015
Athens-Clarke County, GA
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 6,500
Decline: -7.5%
Return to Peak: 2015
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 32,500
Decline: -7.4%
Return to Peak: 2015
Kalamazoo-Portage, MI
Pre-Recession Peak: 2007
Job Losses: 10,800
Decline: -7.4%
Return to Peak: 2015
Albuquerque, NM
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 27,700
Decline: -7.0%
Return to Peak: 2015
Salem, OR
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 10,800
Decline: -7.0%
Return to Peak: 2015
Asheville, NC
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 12,200
Decline: -6.9%
Return to Peak: 2015
Bowling Green, KY
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 4,300
Decline: -6.9%
Return to Peak: 2015
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 12,900
Decline: -6.8%
Return to Peak: 2015
Albany, GA
Pre-Recession Peak: 2006
Job Losses: 4,400
Decline: -6.8%
Return to Peak: 2015
St. Joseph, MO-KS
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 4,100
Decline: -6.8%
Return to Peak: 2015
Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV
Pre-Recession Peak: 2007
Job Losses: 6,600
Decline: -6.4%
Return to Peak: 2015
Gainesville, FL
Pre-Recession Peak: 2007
Job Losses: 8,300
Decline: -6.2%
Return to Peak: 2015
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC
Pre-Recession Peak: 2007
Job Losses: 47,800
Decline: -6.1%
Return to Peak: 2015
Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH
Pre-Recession Peak: 2007
Job Losses: 7,400
Decline: -6.1%
Return to Peak: 2015
Johnson City, TN
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 5,000
Decline: -6.0%
Return to Peak: 2015
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA
Pre-Recession Peak: 2006
Job Losses: 5,200
Decline: -5.9%
Return to Peak: 2015
Binghamton, NY
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 6,500
Decline: -5.6%
Return to Peak: 2015
Sioux City, IA-NE-SD
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 4,300
Decline: -5.6%
Return to Peak: 2015
Glens Falls, NY
Pre-Recession Peak: 2007
Job Losses: 3,200
Decline: -5.6%
Return to Peak: 2015
Lewiston-Auburn, ME
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 2,900
Decline: -5.6%
Return to Peak: 2015
Tallahassee, FL
Pre-Recession Peak: 2007
Job Losses: 9,600
Decline: -5.4%
Return to Peak: 2015
Utica-Rome, NY
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 5,300
Decline: -3.9%
Return to Peak: 2015
Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway, SC
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 13,200
Decline: -10.4%
Return to Peak: 2014
Gainesville, GA
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 8,200
Decline: -10.4%
Return to Peak: 2014
Anderson, SC
Pre-Recession Peak: 2007
Job Losses: 6,800
Decline: -10.4%
Return to Peak: 2014
Boise City-Nampa, ID
Pre-Recession Peak: 2007
Job Losses: 28,200
Decline: -10.1%
Return to Peak: 2014
Coeur d`Alene, ID
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 5,800
Decline: -10.0%
Return to Peak: 2014
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
Pre-Recession Peak: 2007
Job Losses: 101,400
Decline: -9.3%
Return to Peak: 2014
Chattanooga, TN-GA
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 23,000
Decline: -9.3%
Return to Peak: 2014
Jacksonville, FL
Pre-Recession Peak: 2007
Job Losses: 57,200
Decline: -9.0%
Return to Peak: 2014
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA
Pre-Recession Peak: 2007
Job Losses: 217,800
Decline: -8.9%
Return to Peak: 2014
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 78,600
Decline: -8.5%
Return to Peak: 2014
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 72,800
Decline: -8.4%
Return to Peak: 2014
Peoria, IL
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 15,900
Decline: -8.4%
Return to Peak: 2014
Wilmington, NC
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 12,100
Decline: -8.1%
Return to Peak: 2014
Cleveland, TN
Pre-Recession Peak: 2006
Job Losses: 3,500
Decline: -8.1%
Return to Peak: 2014
Provo-Orem, UT
Pre-Recession Peak: 2007
Job Losses: 15,400
Decline: -8.0%
Return to Peak: 2014
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 82,500
Decline: -7.9%
Return to Peak: 2014
Flagstaff, AZ
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 5,200
Decline: -7.9%
Return to Peak: 2014
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 135,300
Decline: -7.7%
Return to Peak: 2014
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA
Pre-Recession Peak: 2007
Job Losses: 98,600
Decline: -7.5%
Return to Peak: 2014
Idaho Falls, ID
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 3,900
Decline: -7.5%
Return to Peak: 2014
Bakersfield-Delano, CA
Pre-Recession Peak: 2007
Job Losses: 17,500
Decline: -7.3%
Return to Peak: 2014
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL-IN-WI
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 328,900
Decline: -7.2%
Return to Peak: 2014
Columbia, SC
Pre-Recession Peak: 2007
Job Losses: 26,400
Decline: -7.2%
Return to Peak: 2014
Salisbury, MD
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 4,000
Decline: -7.2%
Return to Peak: 2014
Mobile, AL
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 13,200
Decline: -7.1%
Return to Peak: 2014
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, LA
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 6,900
Decline: -7.1%
Return to Peak: 2014
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 72,300
Decline: -6.9%
Return to Peak: 2014
Tulsa, OK
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 30,100
Decline: -6.9%
Return to Peak: 2014
Olympia, WA
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 7,200
Decline: -6.9%
Return to Peak: 2014
Merced, CA
Pre-Recession Peak: 2007
Job Losses: 4,100
Decline: -6.9%
Return to Peak: 2014
Lynchburg, VA
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 7,500
Decline: -6.8%
Return to Peak: 2014
Boulder, CO
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 11,300
Decline: -6.7%
Return to Peak: 2014
Missoula, MT
Pre-Recession Peak: 2007
Job Losses: 3,900
Decline: -6.7%
Return to Peak: 2014
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI
Pre-Recession Peak: 2007
Job Losses: 56,800
Decline: -6.6%
Return to Peak: 2014
Panama City-Lynn Haven-Panama City Beach, FL
Pre-Recession Peak: 2006
Job Losses: 5,100
Decline: -6.6%
Return to Peak: 2014
Victoria, TX
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 3,400
Decline: -6.6%
Return to Peak: 2014
Erie, PA
Pre-Recession Peak: 2007
Job Losses: 8,700
Decline: -6.5%
Return to Peak: 2014
Wenatchee-East Wenatchee, WA
Pre-Recession Peak: 2007
Job Losses: 2,600
Decline: -6.5%
Return to Peak: 2014
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI
Pre-Recession Peak: 2007
Job Losses: 114,100
Decline: -6.3%
Return to Peak: 2014
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 7,800
Decline: -6.3%
Return to Peak: 2014
Tuscaloosa, AL
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 6,200
Decline: -6.2%
Return to Peak: 2014
Manchester-Nashua, NH
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 12,700
Decline: -6.1%
Return to Peak: 2014
St. Louis, MO-IL
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 81,700
Decline: -6.0%
Return to Peak: 2014
Louisville-Jefferson County, KY-IN
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 37,500
Decline: -6.0%
Return to Peak: 2014
Kansas City, MO-KS
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 60,100
Decline: -5.9%
Return to Peak: 2014
Lexington-Fayette, KY
Pre-Recession Peak: 2007
Job Losses: 15,300
Decline: -5.9%
Return to Peak: 2014
Barnstable Town, MA
Pre-Recession Peak: 2006
Job Losses: 5,600
Decline: -5.9%
Return to Peak: 2014
Lancaster, PA
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 14,000
Decline: -5.8%
Return to Peak: 2014
Gulfport-Biloxi, MS
Pre-Recession Peak: 2007
Job Losses: 6,500
Decline: -5.8%
Return to Peak: 2014
Harrisonburg, VA
Pre-Recession Peak: 2006
Job Losses: 3,700
Decline: -5.8%
Return to Peak: 2014
Richmond, VA
Pre-Recession Peak: 2007
Job Losses: 36,000
Decline: -5.7%
Return to Peak: 2014
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 9,500
Decline: -5.7%
Return to Peak: 2014
Hattiesburg, MS
Pre-Recession Peak: 2007
Job Losses: 3,500
Decline: -5.7%
Return to Peak: 2014
Elmira, NY
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 2,300
Decline: -5.5%
Return to Peak: 2014
Kankakee-Bradley, IL
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 2,300
Decline: -5.2%
Return to Peak: 2014
Greenville, NC
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 4,000
Decline: -5.1%
Return to Peak: 2014
Worcester, MA
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 16,400
Decline: -5.0%
Return to Peak: 2014
Duluth, MN-WI
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 6,600
Decline: -4.9%
Return to Peak: 2014
Altoona, PA
Pre-Recession Peak: 2007
Job Losses: 3,100
Decline: -4.9%
Return to Peak: 2014
Columbus, GA-AL
Pre-Recession Peak: 2006
Job Losses: 5,900
Decline: -4.8%
Return to Peak: 2014
Lafayette, LA
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 7,100
Decline: -4.7%
Return to Peak: 2014
Pittsfield, MA
Pre-Recession Peak: 2006
Job Losses: 3,000
Decline: -4.7%
Return to Peak: 2014
Portland-South Portland-Biddeford, ME
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 12,500
Decline: -4.6%
Return to Peak: 2014
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 15,000
Decline: -4.5%
Return to Peak: 2014
Bloomington, IN
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 3,800
Decline: -4.5%
Return to Peak: 2014
Yakima, WA
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 3,500
Decline: -4.5%
Return to Peak: 2014
Cheyenne, WY
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 2,000
Decline: -4.3%
Return to Peak: 2014
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 19,200
Decline: -4.2%
Return to Peak: 2014
Springfield, MA
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 11,600
Decline: -4.0%
Return to Peak: 2014
Jefferson City, MO
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 3,200
Decline: -4.0%
Return to Peak: 2014
Topeka, KS
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 4,200
Decline: -3.8%
Return to Peak: 2014
Ames, IA
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 1,800
Decline: -3.8%
Return to Peak: 2014
Texarkana, TX-AR
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 2,200
Decline: -3.7%
Return to Peak: 2014
Odessa, TX
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 6,400
Decline: -9.9%
Return to Peak: 2013
Midland, TX
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 6,100
Decline: -8.5%
Return to Peak: 2013
Logan, UT-ID
Pre-Recession Peak: 2007
Job Losses: 4,800
Decline: -8.5%
Return to Peak: 2013
Palm Coast, FL
Pre-Recession Peak: 2005
Job Losses: 1,500
Decline: -7.6%
Return to Peak: 2013
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, SC
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 21,600
Decline: -7.1%
Return to Peak: 2013
Ann Arbor, MI
Pre-Recession Peak: 2005
Job Losses: 14,500
Decline: -7.1%
Return to Peak: 2013
Lafayette, IN
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 6,400
Decline: -6.7%
Return to Peak: 2013
York-Hanover, PA
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 12,000
Decline: -6.5%
Return to Peak: 2013
Dover, DE
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 4,200
Decline: -6.4%
Return to Peak: 2013
Salt Lake City, UT
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 40,300
Decline: -6.3%
Return to Peak: 2013
Evansville, IN-KY
Pre-Recession Peak: 2005
Job Losses: 11,200
Decline: -6.2%
Return to Peak: 2013
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN
Pre-Recession Peak: 2007
Job Losses: 56,500
Decline: -6.1%
Return to Peak: 2013
Colorado Springs, CO
Pre-Recession Peak: 2007
Job Losses: 16,000
Decline: -6.1%
Return to Peak: 2013
Auburn-Opelika, AL
Pre-Recession Peak: 2007
Job Losses: 3,400
Decline: -6.1%
Return to Peak: 2013
Ogden-Clearfield, UT
Pre-Recession Peak: 2007
Job Losses: 12,300
Decline: -6.0%
Return to Peak: 2013
Eau Claire, WI
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 5,100
Decline: -6.0%
Return to Peak: 2013
St. Cloud, MN
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 6,000
Decline: -5.9%
Return to Peak: 2013
Reading, PA
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 10,100
Decline: -5.8%
Return to Peak: 2013
Pascagoula, MS
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 3,600
Decline: -5.8%
Return to Peak: 2013
Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL
Pre-Recession Peak: 2007
Job Losses: 3,300
Decline: -5.7%
Return to Peak: 2013
Lawrence, KS
Pre-Recession Peak: 2006
Job Losses: 3,000
Decline: -5.7%
Return to Peak: 2013
Springfield, MO
Pre-Recession Peak: 2007
Job Losses: 11,300
Decline: -5.6%
Return to Peak: 2013
Honolulu, HI
Pre-Recession Peak: 2007
Job Losses: 24,800
Decline: -5.4%
Return to Peak: 2013
Owensboro, KY
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 2,600
Decline: -5.1%
Return to Peak: 2013
Laredo, TX
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 4,600
Decline: -5.0%
Return to Peak: 2013
Williamsport, PA
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 2,700
Decline: -5.0%
Return to Peak: 2013
Jackson, MS
Pre-Recession Peak: 2007
Job Losses: 13,000
Decline: -4.9%
Return to Peak: 2013
Rochester, MN
Pre-Recession Peak: 2007
Job Losses: 5,200
Decline: -4.9%
Return to Peak: 2013
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 135,400
Decline: -4.8%
Return to Peak: 2013
Corvallis, OR
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 1,900
Decline: -4.8%
Return to Peak: 2013
Sherman-Denison, TX
Pre-Recession Peak: 2006
Job Losses: 2,100
Decline: -4.7%
Return to Peak: 2013
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-P
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 385,200
Decline: -4.5%
Return to Peak: 2013
Baltimore-Towson, MD
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 58,400
Decline: -4.4%
Return to Peak: 2013
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 12,900
Decline: -4.4%
Return to Peak: 2013
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA
Pre-Recession Peak: 2007
Job Losses: 11,600
Decline: -4.4%
Return to Peak: 2013
Johnstown, PA
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 2,800
Decline: -4.4%
Return to Peak: 2013
Oklahoma City, OK
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 24,700
Decline: -4.3%
Return to Peak: 2013
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 9,300
Decline: -4.3%
Return to Peak: 2013
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 103,300
Decline: -4.2%
Return to Peak: 2013
Syracuse, NY
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 13,300
Decline: -4.1%
Return to Peak: 2013
Charlottesville, VA
Pre-Recession Peak: 2007
Job Losses: 4,200
Decline: -4.1%
Return to Peak: 2013
Charleston, WV
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 6,200
Decline: -4.0%
Return to Peak: 2013
Baton Rouge, LA
Pre-Recession Peak: 2007
Job Losses: 14,400
Decline: -3.8%
Return to Peak: 2013
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 12,500
Decline: -3.8%
Return to Peak: 2013
San Angelo, TX
Pre-Recession Peak: 2007
Job Losses: 1,700
Decline: -3.7%
Return to Peak: 2013
La Crosse, WI-MN
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 2,700
Decline: -3.5%
Return to Peak: 2013
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 18,900
Decline: -3.4%
Return to Peak: 2013
Trenton-Ewing, NJ
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 8,200
Decline: -3.4%
Return to Peak: 2013
Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 3,100
Decline: -3.4%
Return to Peak: 2013
Rapid City, SD
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 2,100
Decline: -3.4%
Return to Peak: 2013
Cedar Rapids, IA
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 4,200
Decline: -3.0%
Return to Peak: 2013
Grand Forks, ND-MN
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 1,400
Decline: -2.6%
Return to Peak: 2013
Lubbock, TX
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 3,000
Decline: -2.3%
Return to Peak: 2013
Great Falls, MT
Pre-Recession Peak: 2009
Job Losses: 700
Decline: -1.9%
Return to Peak: 2013
Greeley, CO
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 5,900
Decline: -7.0%
Return to Peak: 2012
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
Pre-Recession Peak: 2007
Job Losses: 48,800
Decline: -6.4%
Return to Peak: 2012
Longview, TX
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 6,200
Decline: -6.2%
Return to Peak: 2012
Raleigh-Cary, NC
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 31,600
Decline: -6.0%
Return to Peak: 2012
Knoxville, TN
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 19,700
Decline: -5.8%
Return to Peak: 2012
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 72,300
Decline: -5.7%
Return to Peak: 2012
Columbus, OH
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 48,900
Decline: -5.2%
Return to Peak: 2012
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO
Pre-Recession Peak: 2007
Job Losses: 10,700
Decline: -5.1%
Return to Peak: 2012
Clarksville, TN-KY
Pre-Recession Peak: 2007
Job Losses: 4,400
Decline: -5.1%
Return to Peak: 2012
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 148,900
Decline: -5.0%
Return to Peak: 2012
Tyler, TX
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 4,600
Decline: -4.8%
Return to Peak: 2012
Appleton, WI
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 5,200
Decline: -4.3%
Return to Peak: 2012
Billings, MT
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 3,500
Decline: -4.3%
Return to Peak: 2012
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 14,600
Decline: -4.2%
Return to Peak: 2012
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ
Pre-Recession Peak: 2007
Job Losses: 14,100
Decline: -4.1%
Return to Peak: 2012
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 10,400
Decline: -4.1%
Return to Peak: 2012
Green Bay, WI
Pre-Recession Peak: 2007
Job Losses: 6,900
Decline: -4.1%
Return to Peak: 2012
Fort Collins-Loveland, CO
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 5,600
Decline: -4.1%
Return to Peak: 2012
Amarillo, TX
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 4,200
Decline: -3.7%
Return to Peak: 2012
Huntsville, AL
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 7,700
Decline: -3.6%
Return to Peak: 2012
Rochester, NY
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 18,200
Decline: -3.5%
Return to Peak: 2012
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 6,400
Decline: -3.5%
Return to Peak: 2012
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 15,800
Decline: -3.4%
Return to Peak: 2012
Pittsburgh, PA
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 37,500
Decline: -3.3%
Return to Peak: 2012
Oshkosh-Neenah, WI
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 3,100
Decline: -3.3%
Return to Peak: 2012
Pueblo, CO
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 1,900
Decline: -3.2%
Return to Peak: 2012
Hinesville-Fort Stewart, GA
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 600
Decline: -3.2%
Return to Peak: 2012
Madison, WI
Pre-Recession Peak: 2005
Job Losses: 10,600
Decline: -3.0%
Return to Peak: 2012
Bloomington-Normal, IL
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 2,800
Decline: -3.0%
Return to Peak: 2012
Wheeling, WV-OH
Pre-Recession Peak: 2005
Job Losses: 2,100
Decline: -3.0%
Return to Peak: 2012
Sioux Falls, SD
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 4,000
Decline: -2.9%
Return to Peak: 2012
Lincoln, NE
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 4,400
Decline: -2.5%
Return to Peak: 2012
Fayetteville, NC
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 3,100
Decline: -2.3%
Return to Peak: 2012
Springfield, IL
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 2,600
Decline: -2.3%
Return to Peak: 2012
Waco, TX
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 2,400
Decline: -2.3%
Return to Peak: 2012
Iowa City, IA
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 2,100
Decline: -2.3%
Return to Peak: 2012
Las Cruces, NM
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 1,500
Decline: -2.2%
Return to Peak: 2012
Jacksonville, NC
Pre-Recession Peak: 2009
Job Losses: 700
Decline: -1.4%
Return to Peak: 2012
Lawton, OK
Pre-Recession Peak: 2009
Job Losses: 500
Decline: -1.2%
Return to Peak: 2012
Sandusky, OH
Pre-Recession Peak: 2006
Job Losses: 3,700
Decline: -9.4%
Return to Peak: 2011
Elizabethtown, KY
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 3,600
Decline: -7.3%
Return to Peak: 2011
Hot Springs, AR
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 2,200
Decline: -5.6%
Return to Peak: 2011
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 106,700
Decline: -4.1%
Return to Peak: 2011
Corpus Christi, TX
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 6,700
Decline: -3.7%
Return to Peak: 2011
Joplin, MO
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 2,800
Decline: -3.4%
Return to Peak: 2011
Lebanon, PA
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 1,600
Decline: -3.1%
Return to Peak: 2011
Burlington-South Burlington, VT
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 3,400
Decline: -2.9%
Return to Peak: 2011
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 21,600
Decline: -2.8%
Return to Peak: 2011
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 22,000
Decline: -2.6%
Return to Peak: 2011
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 76,200
Decline: -2.5%
Return to Peak: 2011
State College, PA
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 1,900
Decline: -2.5%
Return to Peak: 2011
Jonesboro, AR
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 1,200
Decline: -2.4%
Return to Peak: 2011
Cumberland, MD-WV
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 900
Decline: -2.2%
Return to Peak: 2011
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 9,700
Decline: -1.8%
Return to Peak: 2011
Fargo, ND-MN
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 1,700
Decline: -1.4%
Return to Peak: 2011
Dubuque, IA
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 1,900
Decline: -3.5%
Return to Peak: 2010
El Paso, TX
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 6,700
Decline: -2.4%
Return to Peak: 2010
Columbia, MO
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 2,300
Decline: -2.4%
Return to Peak: 2010
Fairbanks, AK
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 800
Decline: -2.1%
Return to Peak: 2010
Brownsville-Harlingen, TX
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 2,300
Decline: -1.8%
Return to Peak: 2010
Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood, TX
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 1,600
Decline: -1.3%
Return to Peak: 2010
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 2,600
Decline: -1.2%
Return to Peak: 2010
College Station-Bryan, TX
Pre-Recession Peak: 2009
Job Losses: 1,200
Decline: -1.2%
Return to Peak: 2010
Ithaca, NY
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 700
Decline: -1.0%
Return to Peak: 2010
Anchorage, AK
Pre-Recession Peak: 2008
Job Losses: 1,300
Decline: -0.8%
Return to Peak: 2010
Bismarck, ND
Pre-Recession Peak: 2009
Job Losses: 300
Decline: -0.5%
Return to Peak: 2010
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, WA
Pre-Recession Peak: 2009
Job Losses: 0
Decline: 0.0%
Return to Peak: 2010
Morgantown, WV
Pre-Recession Peak: 2009
Job Losses: 0
Decline: 0.0%
Return to Peak: 2010
Warner Robins, GA
Pre-Recession Peak: 2009
Job Losses: 0
Decline: 0.0%
Return to Peak: 2010
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