In the last 12 months we have stimulated the Logan, Utah economy a lot. Finished the basement which includes 2 baths, 2 bedrooms, family room, and kitchette. The construction folk are hungry and prices are low. The ones I talk to are just scraping by, as long as the wife still has a job. Others are not doing so well.
A few of the local building supply companys have shut down. Lowes and Home Depot are holding up, but they are subsidized by share holders.
Their isn't enough work...period.
There is ONE category of worker that I have no sympathy for, the financial district. Many of them knew as it happened that there was rampant corruption going on. IMO, Obama ought to be offering cash rewards to employees who have evidence that can convict the dirt bags that scammed the public over the last decade or so...