Sunday, January 4, 2009
Pretty (or ugly, depending on your outlook) pictures of the current state of unemployment in the US

Combined 3-colors: Lighter is higher unemployment (i.e. dark is good) Red is change, Green is current, Blue is old:

Old (lighter = worse):

Change (lighter = worse):

Now (lighter = worse, and note Michegan and Rhode Island are light enough they have to be bordered to be visible):

Data from Bureau of Labor Statistics, blank map from Wikimedia Commons - Blank US Map.svg, shading/edits by Justin George(me). Images GFDL licensed.