Berks County To Regain 73.2 Percent Of All Jobs Lost Due To Recession By End Of Year

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Berks County

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Though the local economy is still struggling, Berks County is recovering jobs that were lost in the recession faster than most metropolitan areas across the country, according to a new report.

By the end of 2012, Berks is expected to have regained 73.2 percent of the 10,100 nonfarm jobs that disappeared during the recession from December 2007 to June 2009, according to the analysis by IHS Global Insight, an international financial forecasting company.

That means the Reading metro area is 54th from the top out of 363 metro areas in terms of the percentage of pre-recession jobs recovered.

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