Monday, April 20, 2009

mapping the reccession

Slate has a great interactive map on showing the employment impacts of the recession. You have to check out the full map.

But here is a blowup of the greater DC/Pittsburgh/Cleveland/Detroit corridor showing job losses since November which really captures the situation close to home.


Blogger zoe kentucky said...

Wow, nearly 5,000 jobs gained in Allegheny County since 2006?

Monday, April 20, 2009 12:29:00 PM  
Anonymous evergrey said...

That's 5,000 jobs gained from Jan. 2006-Jan. 2007, zoe.


Interesting to note, that while Metro Pittsburgh has finally been losing jobs in the past few months... the core (Allegheny) was still adding jobs year-over-year as late as February. The outer counties have been hit harder.

Monday, April 20, 2009 1:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wish that interactive map was MUCH larger... it's impossible to mouse over many of the counties to see the numbers... like Washington, Greene, Fayette, Centre... and Cuyahoga and Hamilton in Ohio!

Monday, April 20, 2009 1:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Check out Elk County... a county of only 35,000 residents losing over 1,800 of its jobs is just devastating.

Monday, April 20, 2009 1:08:00 PM  
Blogger Andrea said...

in the context of the larger map at slate, though, it really looks like PA is an island of stability in the midst of total turmoil - at many points along the timeline it's blue where surrounding states are red, or it's a lighter shade of pink than neighboring states.

Monday, April 20, 2009 3:50:00 PM  
Blogger Mark Arsenal said...

The pattern I see here is that economically stable regions are still losing jobs at the periphery, but the core is doing well. Score one for density!

Monday, April 20, 2009 3:54:00 PM  

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