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Rhode Island in the Great Recession: factors contributing to its sharp downturn and slow recovery
Mary A. Burke
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This paper seeks to discover why Rhode Island experienced a more severe downturn during the Great Recession than any other New England state and why it continues to lag other states in the region and the nation as a whole in some measures of labor market health.


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Mary A. Burke, Rhode Island in the Great Recession: factors contributing to its sharp downturn and slow recovery, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, Current Policy Perspectives 14-9, 01 Dec 2014.
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