Half of States Still In Recession

Economies shrunk in 25 states over the last 3 months
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 1, 2010 11:16 AM CDT
Half of States Still In Recession
This map shows the state-by-state break down of February's "coincident index," a combination of economic indicators designed to summarize current conditions.   (Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia)

Many Americans can’t seem to believe the recession is over, and there’s a very good reason for that: For them, it isn’t. Over the past month, 21 states saw their economies grow, while 22 saw it shrink—that number jumps to 25 if you look at the past three months—according to the Philadelphia Fed’s latest “coincident index,” which aims to measure overall economic conditions. The other seven states remained unchanged. Take a gander at the map to see how your state fared. (Read more recession stories.)

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