The decline: the geography of recession

Warning! The graph in the following story can frighten as well as enlighten. According to the US Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are more than 31mn people currently unemployed -- that's including those involuntarily working part-time and those who want a job, but have given up on trying to find one... The interactive map serves as a vivid representation of just how much. Watch the deteriorating transformation of the US economy from January 2007 -- approximately one year before the start of the recession -- to the most recent unemployment data available today. Thanks to Mortgage News Clips for bringing this to our attention.

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