Is the recession over in El Paso?
Abstract: In December 2007, the U.S. economy entered a mild recession, a downturn that would ultimately trigger the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression and a fall into one of the longest and deepest recessions of the past 60 years. Growth returned to the U.S. in mid-2009 but remains too slow to make inroads into stubbornly high unemployment. Virtually no geographic area of the country was left untouched by the U.S. downturn, including El Paso, although the local economy performed much better than other border cities, such as McAllen, Brownsville and Laredo. Government-related spending, especially the huge expenditures at Fort Bliss, provided an important brake on the local economic decline.
File(s): File format is application/pdf http://www.dallasfed.org/assets/documents/research/crossroads/2010/cross1001.pdf
Provider: Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
Part of Series: Crossroads
Publication Date: 2010
Issue: MayOrder Number: 1