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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.
November 25, 2009, 10am PST | Nate Berg
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"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.

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Published on Tuesday, November 24, 2009 in American Observer
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