Animated Unemployment Map Shows Worse Deteriorating Transformation Of U.S. Economy Since Great Depression

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Animated Unemployment Map Shows Worse Deteriorating Transformation U.S. Economy Since Great Depression

According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are nearly 31 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.

Link to original flash video.

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