10 cities where Americans are still struggling

Life is not improving everywhere in the country. Even as the national economy recovers, these regions are still stung by high unemployment and a slumping housing market.

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May 22, 2013 8:41PM
Face it gang...This country is on a downhill slide. The powers that be in Washington are as lost as a flock of geese in a West Texas hailstorm.
May 23, 2013 12:12AM
So,how did that Favored Trade deal for China treat you? You can thank Bill Clinton and Exxon-Mobile for the lack of jobs here. China recieved a shot in the arm from us,and we got a kick in the butt! What a deal for the U.S.A.,said Willy. Gas keeps going up,and your money disappears faster thanks to higher costs associated with fuel prices. Fuel prices also increases food prices,and demand for gas increases feed prices for beef,pork,and chicken.Ethanol is another joke played on the voter smart public.We get what we vote for,and America is suffering for it's choices!
May 23, 2013 7:24AM
Hey you idiots at MSN Money! THERE IS NO RECOVERY IN THIS COUNTRY. Get out of your fascist bed with the lying government statistics and tell the truth for once.
May 22, 2013 11:28PM

....sit back and enjoy the show folks - because things are not going to improve.

May 22, 2013 11:07AM
A good list of Obamaniac  strongholds.
May 22, 2013 10:08PM
Our utility budget is $35.00 higher this summer, our food budget is just over $100.00 a week, our supplemental health insurance is $500.. for two per month, our rent has gone up $15. and our Medicare will increase this year. How can two seniors live on this amount from SS.  I lost two pensions and one that stayed operative dropped my monthly stipend to $35.18.  So we live in government supported housing (not by choice) and need to use (PACENET) for our prescriptions as well as the VA.  Where are all these people that can afford tickets to ball games for whole families?  I don't know any, but the stadiums are full!  We are just surviving and that is with the help we hate accepting from our government.
May 23, 2013 12:04PM
More people,more problems.  Thanks to demorat politicians.
May 23, 2013 9:21PM
QE4 underway @ 85 Billion per month -
May 23, 2013 11:22AM

Construction everywhere in the Salt Lake City area also. From what I could tell it is mostly businesses.

May 23, 2013 12:55AM
Just as some parts were hit harder than others during the recession, the recovery is also uneven.  The places that are reviving are those near job centers that are growing and population centers that are gaining new people. Unchanged or getting worse are areas with a declining population.
May 23, 2013 10:53AM
how old is this article??
I just sold a house in Orlando. .. Had 12 written offers in 48 hours, it went for 18k above asking.

May 23, 2013 1:03AM
I agree. This article is somewhat outdated.. I'm a Realtor in the Riverside-San Bernardino area and the housing market has re-bounded. There is a shortage of homes now. Low supply- high demand and it's pushing the current list prices up. The construction of new homes also started again due to the shortage & high demand. The unemployment percentage is down to about 7% in this area. Most of the new jobs are in retail and unfortunately due to the recession hourly pay has gone down.
May 23, 2013 10:54AM
Things are going well in Seattle!  Employers are hiring, construction is booming, houses are selling.  If you don't mind 11 months of rain every year, it's a great place to live! 
May 22, 2013 9:24PM
How old is this stupid article data? They could have at least asked the Current Mayor and listed McCrory as the new Governor so this tells me this information is pretty dang old.  Anyway, born and raised there and rest-assured, Charlotte isn't struggling...Banks are still hiring, manufacturing is rebounding, construction picking up, housing steady.  It's consistently among the top 10 fastest growing cities in US because of steady housing (didn't get too caught up in subprime lending market), And it's a Red area of a split State for those who want to make Political comments.  Silly little snapshots without any bonafide information...
May 22, 2013 1:24PM

MONTANA 10; The new england states are blue for the past few elections and

that`s a very educated area.The best colleges in the country.The redneck areas

go for Republicans.Your in that educational group.

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