emptypockets_getty_400Not that this information puts me back to work full time at full salary, but St. Louis is in pretty good shape on the Economic Stress Index measures compared to many, many other places in the USA.

> AP Economic Stress Index, Interactive Map < lets you see county by county measures from March, 2009, for unemployment + foreclosures + bankruptcies = economic stress index.

Check out the link, and if you’re thinking about moving because it’s “bad” where you are, you might think again after you see this. “Bad” is a relative term.

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