You got it baaaaaad!

March 4, 2009 at 9:31 pm 2 comments

If you live or work in Imperial County, California that is!


Those sad sacks have what appears to be the highest unemployment rate in the country.
::: … they’re # 1 … in sadz …:::

The fine folks at The New York Times know you are hard UP for some cheap thrills so they’ve assembled a way cool (but kinda depressing) interactive unemployment map of this New Great Depression for your edutainment.

Want to find out how much worse off other folks are?!?
This map’s for you!!

Want to know where you can’t move for a new job but could probably buy a mansion for two sticks and a handfull of pennies?
This map’s for you!!

Got a hankering to know more about lovely Steele County, North Dakota?!?
Trust me on this one, you will … which makes this map … for YOU!!!


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Brewhaha HAHAHAHA … noooooo


  • 1. writechicpress  |  March 5, 2009 at 11:50 am

    Interesting. Used to live near the Imperial Valley. They usually have a high unemployment rate anyway because much of the work is seasonal. People move to and from Salinas, California as the crops come on. When harvest jobs end in I.V. they start up in Salinas. There’s also the Quechan Indian nation in Imperial County. Unemployment on reservations in general can run as high as 77%.

    These wholly depressing fun facts brought to you by T&A lettuce of Yuma, AZ, Imperial County, and Salinas, Cali. (yep, it’s really called T&A.)

  • 2. lifeisacookie  |  March 5, 2009 at 1:37 pm

    I bet that holds true for many heavily agricultural areas. It probably would here as well were it not for Big Sugar (but then, they bring their own problems 😉 )

This is the shit you bitches are reading

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