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In rural Mississippi, still waiting on recovery

Reuters  |  ITTA BENA, Miss 

By Howard SchneiderITTA BENA, Miss (Reuters) - Here's what has happened in Leflore County, Mississippi, since the end of the U.S. recession in 2009.The number of jobs fell 4 percent and nearly 8 percent of the businesses disappeared. Average annual pay at private firms stalled. The median age spiked a full three years as working age adults voted with their feet and left. Home ownership rates tipped from just over half of families to below it.The United States' record-setting and near-decade-long recovery from the 2007 to 2009 recession has restored many measures of the national economy back ...

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First Published: Thu, February 14 2019. 11:50 IST