According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are nearly 30 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.

Hat tip Michael P

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3 Responses to “Geography of a Recession”

  1. When America was a block of cheese that was left out too long :)

  2. Hmmm, repeating patterns in nature. I’ll bet if you did take a block of cheese and cut it into an American shape(I suppose it would have to be American cheese :) ) and left it out for too long it would follow the same pattern

  3. Casual Observer says:

    It would be interesting to have a video like that since UE started being measured. I think that would make it intuitively obvious that this time around unemployment is a secular not a cyclical trend.