A severe recession often leaves few demographic cohorts unscathed, but some groups are being hit harder than others. What groups bore the brunt of the most recent economic downturn, and how do its effects differ from those of past downturns? In a recent EconSouth article, staff writer Lela Somoza provides information on which demographic groups were hardest hit by the 2007–2009 recession and addresses how these groups have fared in the recovery.