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August 2012

Gulf Coast unemployment trends, 2000 to 2010: hurricanes, recessions, oil spills

John A. Coughlan

The recession of 2007–2009 caused the largest increases in unemployment rates in the states and along the coastline counties bordering the Gulf of Mexico; Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, touching land in 2005, had the next-largest effect.

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