Friday, July 10, 2009

US Map of Unemployment

While I ususally write about microeconomic topics, I just found this map of the US with unemployment rates by counties. Notice that Nebraska has the lowest levels of unemployment as a state (using the May data). Also notice that overall, Iowa is much less affected by unemployment than most other states. Here in Johnson County, unemployment is 3.6%, up 0.9% from last year. So we are not immune to the national economic downturn, but we are doing much better than the national average unemployment rate of 9.1%.

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