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Old 09-04-2008, 01:42 PM
 
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Following is the 2007-2008 map of average U.S. unemployment rates by county.

http://www.stats.bls.gov/lau/maps/twmcort.gif

Does this data correlate with what you're seeing and experiencing in your community?
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Old 09-04-2008, 01:44 PM
 
Location: Southeast Missouri
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It's not really surprising.
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Old 09-04-2008, 02:05 PM
 
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It's not really surprising.
I assume you're in the Cape Girardeau area. Looks like lots of unemployment there.
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Old 09-04-2008, 02:13 PM
 
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I'm in Birmingham, Alabama. We're way below the national average.
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Old 09-04-2008, 03:41 PM
 
Location: Town of Herndon/DC Metro
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The California map surprises me. I'd expect San Diego County to have lots of jobs-all service related/minimum wage jobs-but it doesn't-so tight!
Hawaii surprises me too. I thought it would be impossible to find any job, specifically service related/min. wage jobs, there.

Everyone on this forum whose like,"Should I move to xxx...." should really check out this map.
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Old 09-04-2008, 03:52 PM
 
Location: IN
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New Hampshire has one of the lowest unemployment rates of any state in the eastern US. The economy here is fairly diverse, but growth is definitely slowing down in some areas of the state recently.
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Old 09-04-2008, 03:55 PM
 
Location: IN
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What surprised me some was the higher unemployment rates in MN.
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Old 09-04-2008, 03:59 PM
 
Location: Twin Cities, Minnesota
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Very interesting. It looks correct. If you notice, unemployment is very high on Indian Reservations and very low in the midwest. What I don't nderstand is how unemployment can be high in California. With it being such an expensive state doesn't everyone have a job?
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Old 09-04-2008, 04:13 PM
 
Location: IN
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Very interesting. It looks correct. If you notice, unemployment is very high on Indian Reservations and very low in the midwest. What I don't nderstand is how unemployment can be high in California. With it being such an expensive state doesn't everyone have a job?
California has a very strict regulatory environment can be bad for businesses. It is also a state with high levels of out-migration to other states.

Meanwhile, I notice that the counties with the lowest unemployment rates tend to be energy boom areas such as portions of WY and ND>.
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Old 09-04-2008, 04:22 PM
 
Location: moving again
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Poor Michigan and Mississippi
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