Brookings Mountain West
Economic recovery in the Intermountain West’s major metropolitan areas edged forward in the third quarter of 2011, after idling for much of the year. Nationally, high technology and automotive-oriented metros showed the strongest signs of recovery; in the Intermountain West, manufacturing-intensive and technology-oriented metros had the strongest quarter. Employment and output grew in most metropolitan areas, and the unemployment rate fell throughout the region. At the same time, the housing market freefall came to an end—or at least paused—across most of the region, as home prices ticked upwards for the first time since the Monitor began tracking recession and recovery. Finally, the clear split in the economic data between housing-bust metros and the previously more-resilient economies on the northern and eastern edges of the region seems to be breaking down in the region.
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Mountain Monitor-3rd Quarter 2011.
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