The Geography of a Recession

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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 part-time and those who, like me, want a job, but have given up trying to find one. In the face of the worst economic upheaval since the Great Depression, millions of Americans are hurting, as you can see in this shocking video.

This video, "The Decline: The Geography of a Recession," as created by labor writer LaToya Egwuekwe, serves as a vivid representation of just how much the labor force is suffering. 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 [most recent update: 05 August 2010]

3 responses so far

  • Glfadkt says:

    Sure am glad I live in Nebraska!

  • UNMCphysiology says:

    Another good reason to consider pursuing your advanced degree in Cellular & Integrative Physiology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (located in Omaha).

  • FrauTech says:

    I thought you weren't in the US anymore, that means you aren't in their numbers at all! The sad part is, after a certain point if you can't get a job but are still looking they also knock you off. I forget if it's one or two years, but if you are unemployed after that length, even though you are still looking, you won't show up in the numbers. I think you can understand why no president or congress is ready to change back to an accurate measurement system during *their* term.