Economists say the Great Recession officially ended in 2009, and with each passing month, politicians tout the economic progress made throughout the country. But the recovery is still a long way off for many and a new study shows that states with large minority populations are disproportionately struggling to dig themselves out of the economic disaster. The Center for Social Inclusion's report
(PDF) looks at housing, jobs, health, and socio-fiscal factors to
create the Recession Impact Index, which breaks down the effect the
recession has had on individual states.
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