I worked on this for a talk on visualization that I gave last week and I thought it was something that would be enjoyed here.
This is basically just a visualization of unemployment by state since we started collecting the data. With the play button, you can watch the whole thing from 1976 to 2009 in about a minute or you can drag along the timeline to a specific month. The size of the circle indicates the number of people unemployed in a given state and the color of the circle indicates the rate of unemployment in the state. Move you mouse over one of the circles to see the raw data.
If you’re interested in looking at this project in more detail, I talk about it at my professional site, Designer Silverlight.
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