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Rural economy gaining jobs

The Daily Yonder has an interesting post about the latest rural economy job gain.  Ord and Valley County clock in with slight job gains in February 2010.  Rural Nebraska as a whole saw strong growth.  The Yonder reports:

“In February, however, the nation added jobs, and rural communities got their share.  Rural counties added more than 62,000 jobs from January to February, and in those same counties, there were 14,000 fewer unemployed.  Those job gains were not spread evenly across rural America, as the map above shows.  The green counties showed job gains between January and February. (The darker the green, the more jobs were added.)  Red counties lost jobs.”

You can peek at the big map here, or check out Valley County’s gains to the right (hint – we’re the square with the red dot).

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