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.
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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