According to the Wall Street Journal, 93 percent of counties in the U.S. have failed to fully recover from the recession.
Full recovery is based on meeting the criteria in four areas: total employment, the unemployment rate, size of the economy, and home values. Figures come from the National Association of Counties.
“Americans don’t live in a single economic place,” Emilia Istrate, the association’s director of research and outreach and one of the study’s authors, said to the Wall Street Journal. “It tells you why many Americans don’t feel the good economic numbers they see on TV.”