A Closer Look: Unemployment

“Over the next two years, this plan will save or create 3.5 million jobs.  More than 90% of these jobs will be in the private sector, jobs rebuilding our roads and bridges, constructing wind turbines and solar panels, laying broadband and expanding mass transit.”

– President Barack Obama – Domestic Priorities to a Joint Session of Congress (2/24/09)

PolicyMap now offers unemployment data and information about people in the labor force. The interactive map below shows the most current unemployment data from BLS at the county level.

This map shows people in the labor force, also at the county level.

oin later this week as we look at Foreclosure and our final thoughts on how PolicyMap can help visualize President Barack Obama’s plan.

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