Fragile, Disparate Economic Recovery

June 14, 2010

A new Brookings report shows that the nation is continuing its slow trajectory toward economic recovery, but there are areas of concern. Tracking trends in the nation’s 100 largest urban centers, the MetroMonitor indicates that the recovery is marked by weak domestic growth and output, an anemic housing market and no jobs. Metropolitan Policy Program Fellow Howard Wial, who co-authored the study, says that despite some very positive trends, in parts of the South the recovery remains fragile.