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Unemployment, by County & City

Posted By Barry Ritholtz On July 11, 2005 @ 9:52 am In Economy | Comments Disabled

Interesting map [1], brought to my attention by Kevin from Calgary [2], showing unemployment in the United States, broken down by County.

click for larger map:

Unemploy_by_county [3]

Poking around BLS, I came across another map [4] — Unemployment rates by Metropolitan area:

click for larger map:

Unemploy_by_urban [5]

Surprisingly, some of the hotter Real Estate markets show less robust Emploment levels; It makes me wonder if the bifurcation we’ve seen in Retail (Wal-Mart vs. Tiffanys) also is applicable to Real Estate.

I wonder if we are becoming a country divided — not so much into the "Haves" and "Have-Nots," but more subtly, into "Have-Mores" and "Have-Less." 

It may be that the middle class is just a temporary, post-WW2 phenomena. Just a thought . . . .

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Source: 
Unemployment, by County [1]
BLS
http://www.bls.gov/lau/maps/twmcort.gif

Unemployment, by Metropolitan Area [4]
BLS
http://www.bls.gov/web/mmartcr1.gif


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[1] map: http://www.bls.gov/lau/maps/twmcort.gif

[2] Kevin from Calgary: http://www.speciousargument.com/blog/

[3] Image: http://bigpicture.typepad.com/.shared/image.html?/photos/uncategorized/unemploy_by_county.gif

[4] map: http://www.bls.gov/web/mmartcr1.gif

[5] Image: http://bigpicture.typepad.com/.shared/image.html?/photos/uncategorized/unemploy_by_urban.gif

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