Another hour, another grim piece of economic news. The number of jobless claims filed last week was the highest in 7 years.
I’m not exactly sure what the value of this map is but it’s interesting to look at nonetheless.
The Economic Policy Institute has a state-by-state map which displays unemployment trends in the country. One thing it does tell me is times are pretty darned good in the nation’s breadbasket. In fact, it appears to be positively “boom times” for our neighbors to the west.