Unemployment Map

CAP’s got a nifty interactive map showing the rising unemployment on a state-by-state basis. You can’t interact with the image below, but it’s here for illustrative purposes. Click over to see the growth over time:


Michigan continues to have the highest unemployment rate in the nation at 12.0 percent, followed by South Carolina (11.0 percent), Oregon (10.8 percent), North Carolina (10.7 percent), and Rhode Island and California (10.5 percent). February’s unemployment rate was above 7 percent in 31 of 50 states as well as in the District of Columbia.

It’s interesting that South Carolina, one of the states suffering the most from this crisis, is governed by a man so sociopathic that he seems to be spending the bulk of his time figuring out ways to impressive the conservative intelligentsia by refusing to accept federal efforts to help his states’ citizens.