Scary Map: Unemployment by County

The map below (courtesy of current) is a sobering, time-elapsed look at how counties were impacted by the unemployment picture. We wonder if the largest number of store closings are in the black areas on the map. Click below and see what you think.

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5 Responses to “Scary Map: Unemployment by County”


  1. 1 Broker December 2, 2009 at 2:48 pm

    Look at Pennsylvania and notice how the southeastern and eastern edge of the state does not have high unemployment due to inward migration from the People’s Republics of NJ and Md.

  2. 2 Gabriel Rizk December 2, 2009 at 3:51 pm

    Truly frightening.

    Thank you for posting this Ian – this map is a brilliant presentation. Cheers to Current for producing it.

  3. 3 James December 3, 2009 at 10:59 am

    Yikes, nothing communicates like really good graphics, beam me up Scotty, we got a problem down here!

  4. 4 E December 3, 2009 at 8:26 pm

    Wow…sock-o, great graphic, kind of an e-bola job-devouring virus vibe. Great visual, horrible situation for us!

  5. 5 Bobby December 4, 2009 at 12:49 pm

    Honey, pack up the kids! We’re moving to Colorado!


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