Take a look at these two pictorial representations of job losses during the current recession.
This one, from a privately held Austin-based economic development consulting firm, is an animated map that “provides a striking visual of employment trends over the last business cycle using net changes in jobs from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics on a rolling 12-month basis.”
You can see it here (make sure you press the arrow button above the map to watch the map change over time).
Mrs. Pundit attended law school at American University, and its graduate journalism program publishes a magazine known as the American Observer. It presents a graphic that enables you to, on a county-by-county basis, “Watch the deteriorating transformation of the U.S. economy from January 2007 — approximately one year before the start of the recession — to the most recent unemployment data available today.”
You can see this one here
It is difficult to say which map is scarier.