Visualizing Unemployment During the Recession

Unemployment is spreading across the country like a rash. This video tracks the changing unemployment in American counties since January 2007.

"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.

Full Story: The Decline: The Geography of a Recession

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