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Arizona cities among the least recession-recovered in US

PHOENIX — Several cities in Arizona are still struggling to recover from the Great Recession that hit our country in 2007.

According to a study by WalletHub, nine Arizona cities ranked low on their list for 2014’s Most & Least Recession-Recovered Cities in the nation.

The 150 largest U.S. cities were compared, and Arizona ranked as follows:

• 91. Chandler
• 92. Gilbert
• 96. Scottsdale
• 123. Peoria
• 135. Mesa
• 138. Phoenix
• 141. Tempe
• 142. Glendale
• 143. Tucson

WalletHub was able to examine the economic evolution of each city using 18 characteristics, such as the inflow of college-educated workers to the number of new businesses.

Unemployment rates and home price appreciation were also considered.