Pittsburgh One of Only Three U.S. Cities to Have Fully Recovered from the Recession

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

The economy is on an upswing for three cities in America, and today marks our last visit with a city the Brookings Institution has deemed recovered from the recession.

The third stop on our road to recovery is in Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh has officially reached pre-2007 levels for both GDP per capita and employment, and its most recent unemployment levels come in just under the national average.

Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl discusses his city's road to prosperity.

Guests:

Luke Ravenstahl

Produced by:

Ellen Frankman

Comments [1]

James Starzec from Anchorage!

Well, three American cities in the top 300 metro areas. However, Anchorage, Alaska has weathered the recession just fine, probably better than any other MSA in the U.S. October's non-adjusted unemployment rate in Anchorage was 4.7!

Dec. 13 2012 05:56 PM

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