The Recession’s Ongoing Impact on America’s Children: Indicators of Children’s Economic Well-Being through 2011

The country is slowly emerging from the Great Recession, the longest period of economic downturn since the Great Depression of the 1930s. During the first nine moths of 2011, the national unemployment averaged 9.0 percent, a distressingly high rate, even though this is down from the 9.6 percent average in 2010 and the peak of 10.1 percent in October 2009.

While the recession is technically over, our nation’s children continue to be negatively impacted by its lingering effects. Children in every state are experiencing the effects of the recession, with children in some states hit harder than others.

Source: Brookings

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