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Watch state unemployment explode, then recede over the last decade


The Bureau of Labor Statistics is out with a new report on state-by-state unemployment that notes how the percentage of people out of work has fallen in all but three states over the past year. Progress! But because raw numbers aren't necessarily the most digestible way to present such data, the BLS also put together a handy visualization showing the changes over time, which we've condensed into the little video below. --Jon Terbush