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Fargo among nation's most recession-recovered cities

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FARGO—A new analysis of 505 American cities says Fargo is among the nation's most recession-recovered communities.

Finance website WalletHub's recent study, which was based on 18 economic indicators, ranked Fargo as the country's ninth most recession-recovered small city and 12th most recovered city of any size.

The community earned higher rankings for its home price appreciation (19th), poverty rate (35th), ratio of part- to full-time jobs (74th) and unemployment rate (74th).

Five cities in Texas — Midland, Odessa, The Woodlands, College Station and Edinburg — made up the study's top five, respectively.

Minneapolis ranked 10th in the large cities category, and Sioux Falls, S.D., ranked 18th among midsize cities.

Ryan Johnson

Ryan Johnson is the Features Editor for The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead. He previously wrote for The Forum and the Grand Forks Herald.

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