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The alarming spread of US unemployment

A graphic representation of the geographic spread of American job losses puts the dry economic data into stark perspective.

Unemployment statistics can be pretty dry, abstract numbers - even when they're as bad as the data coming out of the US.

So for a graphic and very effective illustration of just how bad things have got in America over the past two years, this animated map of US Bureau of Labor Statistics unemployment data takes some beating.

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