And Now, Here Are The 20 Cities That Are Having An Awesome Recovery

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The whole country was hit by the economic recession, but some stellar states are bouncing back faster than their neighbours.Employment is up, houses are selling, and people are getting jobs. Maybe it’s not happening in your back yard, but trust us, it’s happening.

Based on a report by the Brookings Institute, we’ve ranked the 20 best cities.

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#20 Jackson, MS

Employment since peak: -1.9%

Employment YTD: +2.2%

Gross metro product since peak: +0.4%

Home prices YTD: -4.0%

Source: Brookings Institute

#19 Kansas City, MO

Employment since peak: -2.7%

Employment YTD: +2.1%

Gross metro product since peak: +1.1%

Home prices YTD: -4.3%

Source: Brookings Institute

#18 Augusta, GA

Employment since peak: -2.9%

Employment YTD: +1.6%

Gross metro product since peak: +0.4%

Home prices YTD: -4.3%

Source: Brookings Institute

#17 Madison, WI

Employment since peak: -3.3%

Employment YTD: +1.6%

Gross metro product since peak: +0.2%

Home prices YTD: -3.4%

Source: Brookings Institute

#16 El Paso, TX

Employment since peak: -1.5%

Employment YTD: +2.1%

Gross metro product since peak: +1.1%

Home prices YTD: -4.7%

Source: Brookings Institute

#15 Albany, NY

Employment since peak: -3.4%

Employment YTD: +1.1%

Gross metro product since peak: -0.5%

Home prices YTD: -3.6%

Source: Brookings Institute

#14 Virginia Beach, VA

Employment since peak: -1.8%

Employment YTD: +1.5%

Gross metro product since peak: +2.9%

Home prices YTD: -7.4%

Source: Brookings Institute

#13 Washington, DC

Employment since peak: -0.9%

Employment YTD: +1.5%

Gross metro product since peak: n/a

Home prices YTD: -6.7%

Source: Brookings Institute

#12 McAllen, TX

Employment since peak: +0.7%

Employment YTD: +2.7%

Gross metro product since peak: +1.5%

Home prices YTD: -0.7%

Source: Brookings Institute

#11 Dallas, TX

Employment since peak: -2.1%

Employment YTD: +2.1%

Gross metro product since peak: +1.2%

Home prices YTD: -3.1%

Source: Brookings Institute

#10 Tulsa, OK

Employment since peak: -2.4%

Employment YTD: +2.2%

Gross metro product since peak: +0.8%

Home prices YTD: +0.0%

Source: Brookings Institute

#9 Omaha, NE

Employment since peak: -2.6%

Employment YTD: +0.8%

Gross metro product since peak: -0.7%

Home prices YTD: -2.7%

Source: Brookings Institute

#8 Little Rock, AR

Employment since peak: -2.1%

Employment YTD: +1.6%

Gross metro product since peak: +0.7%

Home prices YTD: -2.8%

Source: Brookings Institute

#7 Buffalo, NY

Employment since peak: -3.1%

Employment YTD: +1.3%

Gross metro product since peak: +0.1%

Home prices YTD: -0.1%

Source: Brookings Institute

#6 Baton Rouge, LA

Employment since peak: -2.7%

Employment YTD: +1.6%

Gross metro product since peak: +0.5%

Home prices YTD: -0.8%

Source: Brookings Institute

#5 Syracuse, NY

Employment since peak: -1.9%

Employment YTD: +1.4%

GMP since peak: -0.3%

Home prices YTD: -1.2%

Source: Brookings Institute

#4 Oklahoma City, OK

Employment since peak: -2.4%

Employment YTD: +1.4%

Gross metro product since peak: +0.4%

Home prices YTD: -1.8%

Source: Brookings Institute

#3 Austin, TX

Employment since peak: -0.4%

Employment YTD: +1.7%

Gross metro product since peak: +4.0%

Home prices YTD: -3.5%

Source: Brookings Institute

#2 Rochester, NY

Employment since peak: -1.7%

Employment YTD: +1.3%

Gross metro product since peak: +0.7%

Home prices YTD: -1.3%

Source: Brookings Institute

#1 San Antonio, TX

Employment since peak: -0.8%

Employment YTD: +1.5%

Gross metro product since peak: +2.3%

Home prices YTD: -2.6%

Source: Brookings Institute

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