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It’s Hard To Count When You’re Jobless

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 30 million Americans are out of work.

But just because you don’t have a job (or much of a job) doesn’t mean you’re officially unemployed, as this dark but humorous video points out.

Now take a look at this stunning graphic representation of how unemployment has soared over the past couple of years.

It provides a county-by-county look at how joblessness spread into virtually every corner of the country from January 2007 through October 2009.

In October the national unemployment rate peaked at 10.2% — the first time it had been in double-digits since 1983.

Although it fell back to 10.0% in November, most economists expect unemployment will remain well above 9% for most of 2010.

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