Sunday, February 21, 2010

Unemployed: The Geography of a Recession

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 who are involuntarily working part-time 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 illustration of just how much America has changed since the beginning of this Economic Crisis.

In this short (30 second) video, watch the deteriorating transformation of the U.S. unemployment situation -- approximately one year before the start of the "official" recession -- to the most recent unemployment data available today.

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