10 Cities That Lost The Most Jobs

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By 24/7 Wall St., Introduction by Jake Thiewes

The phrase "economic recovery" has been appearing more frequently in news reports. The United States' job market seems to be slowly improving, but unemployment claims currently are hovering above 8 percent.

Some cities that were hit hard at the height of the recession in the summer of 2009 have yet to recover, however. 24/7 Wall St. examined data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for nearly 375 metropolitan areas in the United States, comparing data from June 2009 to June 2012.

These are the 10 cities in America that have lost the most jobs.