Maps: Jobs - Most Commented

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Unemployment is by far the most frequently cited statistic in economics. But there’s more to joblessness than just the top-line figure. Unemployment for young people, long-term unemployment rates, poverty levels, and even foreclosure rates help tell the jobs story in America. Move your cursor over each state to explore your state’s job picture. And sort the data in the grid below to see how your state compares to others.


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Attack of the shrimp (prices)

This issue has been going on for some time, actually. Anyone in the restaurant business feels this pain. More than a year ago the price for our...

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Attack of the shrimp (prices)

 If you’re a shrimp lover you may be wondering why you’re paying more for your favorite shrimp cocktail or Pad Thai. It’s actually a bacterial...

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Real estate flippers are back!

I'm glad to see others have commented about the thoughtless reference to a pit bull. The Maryland legislature recently passed and Governor O...

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When the coal layoffs trickle down

My great grandfather started in the coal mines of Southwestern Virginia in 1936 during a time when logging companies such as W.M. Ritter were...