Tuesday, August 4, 2009

98 of the Top 100 Metropolitan Areas Lost Jobs Over the Period of June 2008 to June 2009

According to this Nashville Business Journal article, 98 of top 100 metros suffer job losses, almost all major metropolitan areas lost jobs over the period of June 2008 to June 2009. New York City, Los Angeles and Chicago where the hardest hit with over 200,000 jobs lost. Atlanta, Detroit and Phoenix each lost over 100,000 jobs. The Nashville Metropolitan area (generally Nashville, Davidson County, Williamson County (Franklin and Brentwood) and Rutherford County (Murfreesboro and Smyrna) was in the middle of the pack with 32,800 jobs lost. All of this means more unemployed people with a result of more delinquencies, foreclosures (REO's) and short sales. the effect of this will be continued dampening of the real estate market.

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