24 Years Of America's Unemployment Rate In 10 Seconds

08/31/2014 04:39 pm ET | Updated Aug 31, 2014

The 2009 financial crisis wreaked havoc on American workers. This map gives a sense of just how dramatic its effect was on employment.

The map, created by data designer 'Metric Maps' and originally posted to Reddit, uses county-level data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics to depict the annual unemployment rate for every county in the U.S. from 1990 to 2013. Relatively low unemployment in the late '90s and early 2000s gives way to an explosion of red (denoting counties with an unemployment rate of 8 percent or greater) in 2009 following the crash.

Check it out below:


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