Unemployment Rates in the U.S.

The Huffington Post published an article last year that included a map of the unemployment rates in the U.S. from 1990 to 2013. The legend on the map lists rates of unemployment, with green meaning an unemployment rate of 5% or less and red meaning an unemployment rate of 8% or greater. To get a better understanding of the changes in unemployment rates between 1990 and 2013, please visit the Huffington Post’s article, here. The map on the website is in motion, visually representing drastic changes in rates of unemployment by year.

When looking at the map in motion, I encourage you to think about everything that was going on in the U.S. and the world at the time. How might those events have affected the change in unemployment rates?

unemployment map


Source: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/31/america-unemployment-map_n_5744656.html