Unemployment History Map

The Sacramento Bee published a great interactive map by Mitchell Brooks and Philip Reese that chronicles the history of California county unemployment rates from 2008 through May 2012.  You can pick specific months or hit the PLAY button and watch the whole disappointing episode play out.

The disparity between coastal and inland regions is quite obvious.  Also, playing the graphic makes it clear which areas suffer from perennially high unemployment rates—Imperial, Merced, Colusa.  At peak unemployment in January 2010, only nine counties posted unemployment rates below 11% and five counties breached 21%..

(View the map)

Advertisements

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s