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Some States Are Asking, What Recession?

Some states have been suffering more than others from the effects of the subprime mortgage and credit crises, and the residents of harder hit places could find refuge by simply crossing state lines. If you live in Arizona, California, Florida, Michigan or Nevada you've probably noticed your economy is in a downturn, but economist Mark Zandi says that 30 states are actually in a period of expansion because "recessions are not monolithic. They often hit a region or regions hard and leave the rest of the country OK."

ABC News names cities in North Dakota, Tennessee, Alabama that aren't showing signs of a recession, and North Dakota is even hosting job fairs in other states to fill their thousands of job openings. Baton Rouge, Louisiana is moving up in rankings for best cities for jobs because, as stated by the city's mayor, "Baton Rouge is a boomtown."

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saraleann saraleann 9 years
Being from North Dakota, I can say that people do not stay there after they graduate from college. Most seek higher paying jobs out of state. The cost of living is low and the wages and salaries are low too. However, it is a great place to live. If you are a nature lover or want a simple lifestyle, North Dakota might be the place for you.
katejlogan katejlogan 9 years
Add Wyoming to the list. We have plenty of jobs! And the housing market hasn't tanked either but it is still cheaper than most of the country.
Abbigail Abbigail 9 years
Things definitely aren't slowing down as much in the south. All the cities they mentioned are pretty good places to live.
tiff58 tiff58 9 years
I want to move back to the South- Baton Rouge would be nice!
syako syako 9 years
ah, baton rouge, what a great town :oy: this is where I went to school and got my first job... and I'm so ready to leave.
princessjaslew princessjaslew 9 years
too bad those rebate cheques don't reflect that!
ilanac13 ilanac13 9 years
i guess that it's a good thing that i moved away from Florida recently since thier economoy isn't doing as well. i'm in NYC now where i grew up and i have a feeling that the economy here will be stronger than most for a longer period of time.
SkinnyMarie SkinnyMarie 9 years
I'm not sure about Philly, but in Pittsburgh business is booming. Siemens is moving in and hiring 500. I was talking to a structural/mechanical engineer the other day and they can get enough engineers in this city. I wish I went to school for engineering now! The housing prices never rose, so they aren't falling. You can get pretty nice house here for $120K. Glad I came here and didn't stay in NY!
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