Unemployment, 2004 to Present – The Country is Bleeding
The US Bureau of Labor Statistics has just released the most recent unemployment figures, and Nathan of FlowingData compiled the last 6 years into a great collection of graphs that are rather poetically described by his younger sister.
I showed my younger sister the maps. Her response: “It looks like the country is bleeding.”
While the recession is “over” the unemployment rate rose to 9.8% in September from 9.7% in August. That’s 214,000 more people who are jobless in the United States. The last time unemployment was this high was back in June 1983 when it was 10.1%.
See the full resolution maps at his site.