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Unemployment During the Recession

Filed under: Economics — DRJ @ 3:35 pm

[Guest post by DRJ]

Everything looks bad on this map but flyover country doesn’t look quite as bad.


8 Responses to “Unemployment During the Recession”

  1. Unemployment since the Democrats won Congress.

    Dave (in MA) (6e1206)

  2. this blog entry has an interesting graph of unemployment vs Senate Control …

    Alasdair (205079)

  3. Idiot, the DEMS took control of Congress at the end of 2006.

    But the real truth, the Federal Government is to blame. And the longer we sit back and believe that the party we grew up with is a better party and the other one is evil, the further we get from fixing the problem.

    Keep rearranging the deck chairs.

    Corwin (ea9428)

  4. What is frustrating is that counties that contain state capitols, and those whose major employer is a major university (eg: Washtenaw County in Michigan) generally have lower unemployment than the rest of the state. That means that neither the government nor academia (from where comes the crazy theories that undermine employment) feel the pain of their decisions. Rather, disproportionately, the rest of us do.

    Mark L (dffa7e)

  5. You may be using the term “flyover country” a bit too literally! The correlation with population density (second map) doesn’t look bad either — which makes a certain sense, no?

    JM Hanes (7f8d36)

  6. “Idiot, the DEMS took control of Congress at the end of 2006.”

    Per conventional wisdom, unemployment is a lagging indicator…..

    JM Hanes (7f8d36)

  7. Let me clarify: #4, idiot=imdw, I should have been more specific.

    Also, the Republicans aren’t the answer. I am now equally distrustful of them. They may have had better answers, and may even have some better answers now. But the drastic changes needed won’t be accomplished by either party.

    Corwin (ea9428)

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