Scary ass interactive map of job losses across the USA

Slate has a really excellent map of vanishing jobs over time since January 2007 the in the US. The story starts off with blue net job growth and red losses and proceeds like one of those zombie outbreak movies where the red starts breaking out all over.

A bit scary ass for all my friends in the United States, but very interesting. I would have done this a bit more smoothly (and possibly in flash), but it’s a nice visualization of a very scary trend as well as letting you examine point in time data a bit better.

Stats come from the US Department of Labo(u)r (which probably understates the actual losses experienced as most official figures do).