Unemployment: Housing Bubble vs Manufacturing (Jan 2009)

Screenshots taken from NYTimes Interactive graphic. While not the most recent unemployment data, I liked these maps because you see the the location of the house bubble and the manufacturing in the U.S. and the severity of the unemployment in many of those areas. Housing Bubble

[caption id="attachment_393" align="alignnone" width="620" caption="Unemployment rate in counties where home prices rose to at least 175% of 2000 levels."]Unemployment rate in counties where home prices rose to at least 175% of 2000 levels.[/caption]

Manufacturing

[caption id="attachment_392" align="alignnone" width="623" caption="Unemployment rate in counties where at least 25 percent of earnings came from manufacturing, 1998-2000."]Map shows counties Unemployment rate in counties where at least 25 percent of earnings came from manufacturing, 1998-2000.[/caption]