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Community Development: Identification of Economically Distressed Areas

RCED-98-158R Published: May 12, 1998. Publicly Released: May 12, 1998.
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Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO identified economically distressed areas that could qualify for assistance under H.R. 1031, focusing on areas that have: (1) a poverty rate of at least 20 percent; and (2) an unemployment rate that is at least 1.5 times the national unemployment rate.

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