The Sacramento Bee has a new interactive map that has the rate at which the nation's top economists believe the city will be back "normal" unemployment levels.
Kansas City is currently projected to be back to normal levels by Q1 2012.
While that seems like a really long time to wait, the only metropolitan area in Missouri that is slated to be back sooner is Columbia -- which is already back to pre-recession unemployment levels. St. Louis isn't predicted to be back until Q3 2013.
Most of the top places for getting back on track are in Texas locations: El Paso, Austin, San Antonio. The Great Lakes areas: Chicago, Milwaukee, the entire state of Michigan, Northern Ohio are looking at 2014 and beyond.
That's a long time to wait for a large number of people -- but it could be worse. It looks like we'll still be dealing with this economic situation during the next mayoral election -- which may shape many campaign platforms.
Hat Tip: PSFK