City centers gained a greater share of employment between 2007 and 2010, but suburbs still gained more jobs over the decade, according to a report from the Brookings Institute.
City centers gained a greater share of employment than their outer rings between 2007 and 2010, according to an article in Bloomberg. A large amount of suburban job losses rather than large downtown gains, drove the shift.
But from 2000 to 2010, jobs within 3 miles of a city center fell from 24.5 percent to 22.9 percent. During the same time period, jobs in the outer suburbs - between 10 and 35 miles of a city's center - grew from 40.9 percent in 2000 to 43.1 percent in 2010, CNN Money reported.
The recession halted the flight of jobs to the suburbs for a few years as industries such as manufacturing, construction and retail took the largest brunt of layoffs.
Still, by 2010 the suburbs accounted for nearly twice the share of jobs as city centers, continuing a decades-long trend.