Unemployment rate by county

Use this graphic to explore how the unemployment rate around the country has changed over the last year. Click the tabs to see figures since 2007:

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NOTE: Unemployment rate is not seasonally adjusted. Data for May 2012 is preliminary. SOURCE: Bureau of Labor Statistics
GRAPHIC: Kat Downs, Mary Kate Cannistra and Nathaniel Vaughn Kelso - The Washington Post. Published on Dec. 3, 2009; updated July 11, 2012.

Where are the jobs?

Getting younger

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(Not) spreading the wealth

Shrinking majority

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