Visualizing Unemployment During the Recession
"In the face of the worst economic upheaval since the Great Depression, millions of Americans are hurting. The above interactive map serves as a vivid representation of just how much. Watch the deteriorating transformation of the U.S. economy from January 2007 -- approximately one year before the start of the recession -- to the most recent unemployment data available today."
The data for this visualization comes from the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics.