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Old 05-21-2009, 09:19 AM
 
Location: 32°19'03.7"N 106°43'55.9"W
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Associated Press Interactive: AP Economic Stress Index

It totals unemployment rate, foreclosure rate and percentage of population to file bankruptcies, to arrive at these totals, by county, nationally.

My county
Dona Ana New Mexico
Unemployment 6.1%
Foreclosure .15%
Bankruptcy .68%

Total: 6.88%

The winners appear to be most of Texas, much of Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, and the Dakotas.
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Old 05-21-2009, 09:21 AM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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9.12 for Queens county in NYC. NYC's stress level isn't so bad considering a lot of other parts of the country.
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Old 05-21-2009, 09:31 AM
 
Location: 32°19'03.7"N 106°43'55.9"W
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Looking at this a little bit further, I have to conclude the following: will the last person to leave Michigan please turn out the lights? Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky and Tennessee don't appear to be doing much better. California, Clark County NV (Vegas), Oregon, and Washington appear to be taking a big bite out of a $*it sandwich.
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Old 05-21-2009, 09:34 AM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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It's kind of funny how some people on this board say how NY's economy is so bad--well if that were the case, I think we would be a lot more economically stressed! We're pretty happy here
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Old 05-21-2009, 09:52 AM
 
Location: Denver
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Wow, that's a really cool map! Glad to see my area is doing alright.

Plymouth County, MA:
Stress Index: 10.18
Unemployment: 8.7%
Foreclosure: 0.8
Bankruptcy: 0.83

Vegas, SoCal, the Bay Area, all of Arizona, Denver, Atlanta, and South Florida seem to be the ones who over-extended themselves the most. That's judging by foreclosure and bankruptcy levels.
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Old 05-21-2009, 10:03 AM
 
Location: 32°19'03.7"N 106°43'55.9"W
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After the Great Plains & Texas, I would agree with Rachael and say the northeast and New England appear to be faring better overall, relative to the national average.
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Old 05-21-2009, 10:42 AM
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Location: Oakland
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Here's the Bay Area (counting the entire CSA), in descending order:

San Benito County
-Stress Index 21.34%
-Unemployment 16.2%
-Foreclosure 4.57%
-Bankruptcy 1.65%
Solano County
-Stress Index 16.84%
-Unemployment 10.9%
-Foreclosure 5.20%
-Bankruptcy 1.54%
Santa Cruz County
-Stress Index 15.77%
-Unemployment 13.6%
-Foreclosure 1.57%
-Bankruptcy 0.95%
Contra Costa County
-Stress Index 14.54%
-Unemployment 9.8%
-Foreclosure 4.17%
-Bankruptcy 1.13%
Alameda County
-Stress Index 13.43%
-Unemployment 10.5%%
-Foreclosure 2.54%
-Bankruptcy 0.75%
Santa Clara County
-Stress Index 13.09%
-Unemployment 10.8%
-Foreclosure 1.91%
-Bankruptcy 0.66%
Sonoma County
-Stress Index 12.45%
-Unemployment 9.8%
-Foreclosure 2.06%
-Bankruptcy 0.89%
Napa County
-Stress Index 11.50%
-Unemployment 9.0%
-Foreclosure 2.16%
-Bankruptcy 0.61%
San Mateo County
-Stress Index 9.80%
-Unemployment 8.3%
-Foreclosure 1.10%
-Bankruptcy 0.53%
San Francisco County
-Stress Index 9.71%
-Unemployment 9.0%
-Foreclosure 0.44%
-Bankruptcy 0.34%
Marin County
-Stress Index 8.60%
-Unemployment 7.4%
-Foreclosure 0.89%
-Bankruptcy 0.41%
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Old 05-21-2009, 12:25 PM
 
Location: IN
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My county: (Merrimack County, New Hampshire)

Stress Index: 7.36
Unemployment rate: 6.0%
Foreclosure Rate: 0.73%
Bankrupcy Rate: 0.72%
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Old 05-22-2009, 01:21 PM
 
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Has anyone noticed outside of Michigan the worst places are the Calif. Central Valley and Imperial Valley. One reason is that water supply has been cut way down, meaning no one is growing anything. The area that normally would be covered in fruit and veggies for the rest of the country is fallow and barren. Only thing missing is the wind and you have the Dust Bowl. Be ready in July for a spike in the price of veggies that will last until next year. The rest of the US wants to say how rotten California is, but the rest of the US depends on California.
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