Friday, January 8, 2010

When Jobs Were Gained--And Lost

Slate has an interactive map that documents job gains and losses on a month-to-month basis in counties across America.

Designed using statistics from the Labor Department, the map shows Cumberland County experienced consistent job growth throughout 2007 compared to corresponding months in 2006, but began shedding jobs or remaining relatively stagnant on the job front from January 2008 through June 2008. Then, after a three-month stretch of relatively positive job growth from July 2008 through September 2008, Cumberland County began to bleed jobs consistently from October 2008 to October 2009.

- John C.L. Morgan

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