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Old 10-08-2013, 09:37 AM
 
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Some cities that were down got kicked, like Detroit. But cities like Las Vegas and Phoenix that got hit extremely hard but were not hit in the sense that they've stopped growing, so they weren't hit "the worst". In fact, they're continuing to expand. Stockton is smaller but really suffered from housing.

Of the major cities I think Miami got hit "the worst."
Miami may have been one of the worst during the recession but that was do the housing crisis at the time. Right now Miami is another building boom with billions of dollars in construction again occurring.
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Old 10-08-2013, 11:54 AM
 
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Cities with the fewest foreclosed suburban mcmansions, and the most renting space and truly urban space available.

Cities that will come out very well

NYC, Chicago (the city itself), Boston, San Francisco, LA, DC

Not so well

Phoenix, Atlanta, Houston, Dallas, Vegas

You can add Houston and Dallas to the top list. Houston already gained jobs lost and then some.
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Old 10-09-2013, 11:50 AM
 
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Salt Lake City, UT
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Old 10-09-2013, 12:38 PM
 
Location: Wonderland
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Woohooo, Texas is rockin' it! Houston, DFW, Austin, San Antonio are the heavy hitters, but also the smaller metro areas of Texas are doing very well also!
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Old 10-09-2013, 03:10 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Cities with the fewest foreclosed suburban mcmansions, and the most renting space and truly urban space available.

Cities that will come out very well

NYC, Chicago (the city itself), Boston, San Francisco, LA, DC

Not so well

Phoenix, Atlanta, Houston, Dallas, Vegas
Why do you think this?
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Old 10-09-2013, 10:10 PM
 
Location: Suburbs of Cleveland
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Bay Area, Seattle, and Pittsburgh are riding out the recession much better than other cities. Pittsburgh is doing well considering it's starting to grow again during economic downturn.
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Old 10-10-2013, 04:19 AM
 
Location: Austin
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Pretty much every small to large metro area in Texas is seeing some type of boom, weather it be small or large. Midland is a prime example with a unemployment rate of 3.5% the city has plenty of jobs, and construction. But that's not to say it's easy to find a job but rather hard since word got out and people are coming in droves to get there hands on $20+ an hr job working in the oil, or gas industry.
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Old 10-10-2013, 11:45 AM
 
Location: classified
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Also judging from the number of craigslist job postings in the architecture/engineering field it seems that Denver is doing relatively well economically speaking.
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Old 11-24-2013, 12:53 AM
 
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Houston, Seattle, Portland and San Diego as well as Boston.
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Old 11-24-2013, 10:53 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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Among metros with a population of over 1,000,000 only two have unemployment rates under 5%: Minneapolis and Oklahoma City. Under 6% you can add Austin, Washington and Hampton Roads. By the long term historical norms everyplace else still has high unemployment.

Our societies' tolerance for high unemployment has been altered by the recession - it used to be that anything over 5% was high and 7% was ridiculously bad.

http://www.bls.gov/web/metro/laulrgma.htm
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