Gerry Canavan

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Geography of the Recession

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The geography of the recession. Atrios’s comment is, I think, perceptive:

I think the colors chosen for this map actually make things “look” a bit better from a national perspective. It’s important to realize the second lightest color goes all the way up to 10% unemployment. And then realize a non-trivial numbers of counties are seriously into holy fuck levels of unemplomeny.

The map also demonstrates the extent to which the Northeast (and Durham and the Research Triangle, for that matter) have gotten off relatively light thus far. California and Michigan, in contrast, are looking like disaster areas.

Written by gerrycanavan

March 23, 2009 at 3:05 am

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