May analysis: Western states hit hardest by housing crisis lag in recovery
Published 07/19/2011, Associated Press
Since December 2007, North Dakota shows least economic stress; Grand Forks County 7th least stressed
Depressed home prices and high rates of foreclosures have limited job growth in Arizona, California and Nevada. Meanwhile, a delayed housing bust and cuts in state government and construction jobs have led to rising unemployment in Idaho, Montana and Utah since the recession ended.