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This issue of Review of Applied Urban Research features "Regional and Local Economic Indicators, 1975: The Mid-Content Region."

The metropolitan areas of the Mid-Continent Region experienced a sharp economic downturn during 1975.1 Double· digit inflation of 1974 ebbed but unemployment rates were on the rise. By mid-year 1975 there was noticeable improvement in construction activity, sales, and the level of nonfarm wage and salary employment. Quarterly and annual economic data on the regional urban economies for 1974-1975 are presented in Table 1.

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