Wednesday, August 18, 2010

The Decline: The Geography of a Recession


According to the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are nearly 31 million people currently unemployed -- that's including those involuntarily working parttime and those who want a job, but have given up on trying to find one. In the face of the worst economic upheaval since the Great Depression, millions of Americans are hurting. "The Decline: The Geography of a Recession," as created by labor writer LaToya Egwuekwe, serves as a vivid representation of just how much. Watch the deteriorating transformation of the U.S. economy from January 2007 -- approximately one year before the start of the recession -- to the most recent unemployment data available today.

Higher-definition versions available at YouTube, or view a very big blow up here (incredibly dramatic).

1 comment:

  1. A very dramatic demonstration. Only low population, rural areas seem exempt.

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