This is a geographic representation of the current economic recession starting in January 2007 up through last October. The map captures the unemployment rate for every county in the nation.
There are two benchmarks as far as I can see. The first one is when Bush signs the TARP bill last summer and the second one when Obongo starts his term as President. Watch the accelerated unemployment rate spread throughout the Country. It's like watching a lung cancer patient after he gets a prescription for a carload of unfiltered Camels.
In 2007 most of the US is painted in shades of yellow, orange and red (2% to 5.9% unemployment). There are over a dozen counties with an unemployment rate under 2%.
By October 2009 we are in deep kimchi, most of the country is dark purple or worse (7% to over 10% unemployment). By last October there appears to be one, only one county in the entire country that has an unemployment rate that is under 2%.