by Max Brantley
A new Brookings Institute report describes a slow, uneven recovery in the country's 100 biggest metro areas.
It's another downer for us. The individual rankings put the Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway area at 100th on the list. It was compiled by combining the rate of improvement in four key areas: 1) percent employment change, 2) percentage point change in unemployment rate, 3) percent change in gross metropolitan product, and 4) percent change in house prices.
Nowhere to go but up.