Geography of a Recession

The New York Times has a great interactive map showing how employment rates are changing across the United States.

Recession Geography

I find it striking how the worst problems in employment seem to center around the local areas that support the industries that are the epicenters of this recession: the real estate bubble, automobile manufacturers, etc.

Lots of red…

  • http://www.johnsumser.com John Sumser

    Thanks, this is a useful way to visualize the differences in perception.

  • http://www.ere.net/ David Manaster

    Thanks for the comment John. I’m an economics junkie!

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