MAP OF THE DAY: The 22 Cities At Risk Of A Double Dip

At least in some places, the recession is over. Employment has come back up, and housing prices have stabilized.

The bad news: worries of a double dip are growing.

22 metro areas are at risk of slipping back into recession, according to Moody’s. That number is rising, while the number of cities showing signs of recovery has stalled at 291, down by one since May.

As the map on right shows, at-risk metro areas (orange) are spread across the country, with 12 in the South and 5 in the Midwest. In many cases, these are cities where the recovery has been swamped by secular challenges — declining industries and demographic trends.

Charleston, W.Va. — a mining town with low education levels

Charleston, W.Va. -- a mining town with low education levels

Source: Moody’s

Wilmington, N.C. — a beach town with high economic volatility and low-paying jobs

Wilmington, N.C. -- a beach town with high economic volatility and low-paying jobs

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Source: Moody’s

Anderson, S.C. — a southern city with low education levels and exposure to manufacturing

Anderson, S.C. -- a southern city with low education levels and exposure to manufacturing

Source: Moody’s

Gadsden, Ala. — a southern city with exposure to manufacturing

Gadsden, Ala. -- a southern city with exposure to manufacturing

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Source: Moody’s

Mobile, Ala. — a southern city with a low-skilled workforce and high consumer debt

Mobile, Ala. -- a southern city with a low-skilled workforce and high consumer debt

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Source: Moody’s

Macon, Ga. — a southern city with exposure to manufacturing

Macon, Ga. -- a southern city with exposure to manufacturing

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Source: Moody’s

Gulfport, Miss. — a tourist city, hurting after hurricanes and oil spill

Gulfport, Miss. -- a tourist city, hurting after hurricanes and oil spill

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Source: Moody’s

Wichita, Kan. — a southern city with a low industrial diversity and below-average earnings

Wichita, Kan. -- a southern city with a low industrial diversity and below-average earnings

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Source: Moody’s

Pine Bluff, Ark. — a southern city with negative migration trends and no clear economic driver

Pine Bluff, Ark. -- a southern city with negative migration trends and no clear economic driver

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Source: Moody’s

Little Rock, Ark. — a southern city with no clear economic driver

Little Rock, Ark. -- a southern city with no clear economic driver

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Source: Moody’s

Hot Springs, Ark. — a resort city with a shortage of well-educated workers

Hot Springs, Ark. -- a resort city with a shortage of well-educated workers

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Source: Moody’s

Wichita Falls, Texas — a city with poor demographic trends and exposure to the energy industry

Wichita Falls, Texas -- a city with poor demographic trends and exposure to the energy industry

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Source: Moody’s

Athens, Ga. — a southern city with exposure to manufacturing

Athens, Ga. -- a southern city with exposure to manufacturing

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Source: Moody’s

Lebanon, Pa. — a midwestern city with low education levels and an aging workforce

Lebanon, Pa. -- a midwestern city with low education levels and an aging workforce

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Source: Moody’s

Springfield, Ohio — a midwestern city with a declining population and heavy exposure to energy-intensive manufacturing

Springfield, Ohio -- a midwestern city with a declining population and heavy exposure to energy-intensive manufacturing

Source: Moody’s

Lafayette, Ind. — a rustbelt city with limited industrial diversity

Lafayette, Ind. -- a rustbelt city with limited industrial diversity

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Source: Moody’s

Akron, Ohio — a midwestern town with poor population trends and exposure to rubber and plastic industries

Akron, Ohio -- a midwestern town with poor population trends and exposure to rubber and plastic industries

Source: Moody’s

Lake County, Ill. — a rustbelt city with exposure to manufacturing

Lake County, Ill. -- a rustbelt city with exposure to manufacturing

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Source: Moody’s

Utica, N.Y. — a northern city with high energy costs and taxes

Utica, N.Y. -- a northern city with high energy costs and taxes

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Source: Moody’s

Idaho Falls, Idaho — a western city with a high reliance on government funding

Idaho Falls, Idaho -- a western city with a high reliance on government funding

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Source: Moody’s

Salem, Ore. — a western city with dependence on timber and food-processing industries

Salem, Ore. -- a western city with dependence on timber and food-processing industries

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Source: Moody’s

Missoula, Mont. — a western city with a timber industry highly exposed to domestic housing market

Missoula, Mont. -- a western city with a timber industry highly exposed to domestic housing market

Source: Moody’s