Tuesday, December 08, 2009

A dramatic video of growing & spreading unemployment

Via James Fallows, who says:
The DC-based writer Latoya Egwuekwe has put together a particularly effective short video of how unemployment has spread across the country since early 2007. Like any such display, it's imperfect--for instance, the employment info appears to be county-by-county, which makes some big, lightly-populated areas look more important than some geographically-small cities. Still, it really gets the idea across. YouTube link is here; embedded video below.
The darker the colors, the higher the unemployment rate.

--Jeff Weintraub

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