Top-post countdown No. 1: Geography of a recession

April 30, 2010Jon Brooks Comments Off

On our last day, here’s our top post of all time (or the last nine months, which amounts to the same thing). This post had legs like Betty Grable, probably because it so clearly illustrated just how badly the employment situation was deteriorating last year.

    1. Geography of a recession (Nov 30, 2009)

    This is an animated map of unemployment rates by county, from January 2007 to the present. As the map turns from lighter (more employed) to darker (less), you get a sense of the economy’s deterioration. Click on the map and hit play to see it do its thing.


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