Interactive map- watch the change from 2007 to 2009! Link
Watch the growth of unemployment by county/geographic region from Jan 2007 through Sept 2009. This isn’t U6 so it could have been even worse. Do our “rulers” even have a notion of what this means, let alone a plan?
Here’s the world according to ShadowStatistics.Com:
U3, U6 and the economists own calculations of unemployment. The general page has other measures, CPI, GDP based on current and former calculations. The sad thing is that we’ve been in trouble for a long time.