Sunday, February 7, 2010

The Geography of a Recession

They don't call it the Great Recession for nothing.

If you'd like to get very depressed before the Super Bowl, check out The Decline: The Geography of a Recession by Latoya Egwuekwe, an interactive map that charts unemployment data. The saddest part is that the rest of the country basically turns into Michigan over the course of three years.

Thanks again Duane "Perfect Attendance" Gilles for cheering us up on a Sunday morning.

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