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Old 12-16-2009, 01:14 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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Whoa. That map is disturbing....
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Old 12-16-2009, 07:15 PM
 
Location: Tijuana Exurbs
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I wonder if the map is a year behind. When it ends in November 2009, at an unemployment rate of 8.8%, perhaps that it is the data for November 2008.

What it also needs are more colors to allow for unemployment rates above 12%, 15% and 20%.
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Old 12-19-2009, 01:41 AM
 
Location: Blue Ash, Ohio (Cincinnati)
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I live in Michigan (stop laughing) and watching this progression map I find that on the plus side Michigan's color did not change much over the 2+ years. On the negative side...well you know the story.
No, Michigan's unemployment rate has gone from bad to worse, to defastating. Detroit's unemployment rate is near Great Depression levels. Michigan never diversified its economy like states like Pennsylvania and Ohio did. Michigan is TOO based on the AUTO industry, and when that hurts, you see what happens.

Look at Pittsburgh and Cleveland. Both realized they needed to diversify after steel went, and they are now top notch cities for technology, medical based economies, green energy, bio tech, and great universities. Pittsburgh and Cleveland both have light rail, and Detroit doesn't even have that. That alone hurts a city terribly.

Michigan's unemployment rate (just like 98% of the states) sky rocketed within just the last year. Check the census bureau more often.
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Old 12-19-2009, 03:01 AM
 
Location: Lafayette, La
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my parish (or county as known in any other state) is currently in the 4. range of unemployment. You can see it as the orange triangle n the middle of Louisiana surrounded by red and purple. Lots of building going on and jobs to go around. Dont know how long we can hold out but its a good sign for this area.
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Old 12-19-2009, 08:51 AM
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Location: Ohio
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Fascinating map. What struck me is how much purple (high unemployment) there was in the Mississippi Delta region in the supposed good times in early 2007.
The contrast between Mississippi and Alabama is interesting, too. I imagine most people think of those states as two peas in the same pod, but the numbers were very different over the span of time depicted in the animation.
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Old 12-19-2009, 11:20 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Nebraska now has 4.5 unemployment, down from 4.9.
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Old 12-20-2009, 10:21 AM
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Location: A Yankee in northeast TN
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Wonder what's keeping everyone in Terrebonne LA employed?
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Old 12-20-2009, 07:31 PM
 
Location: IN
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Wonder what's keeping everyone in Terrebonne LA employed?
Oil drilling, oil platforms, construction, etc.
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