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Automatically Updated Unemployment Map

By Chris | July 25, 2010

You may have noticed an Unemployment link now appears in the header.  Give it a click.  I have created a dynamic map of the United States that automatically shows the most recently reported unemployment rate in every state.  States are color coded based on their current value.  The data comes from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis which makes an API available for free.

The cool thing about the map is that it is always up-to-date.  When next month’s figures are released, it will automatically change.  Please comment with any suggestions on how to make it better.  If you’re interested in building your own state intensity maps, take a look this tool (which I also built).  You can also email me for advice on how to make a fully dynamic map.  In the future I hope to make a similar map at the county level.

Topics: Economics | 9 Comments »

9 Responses to “Automatically Updated Unemployment Map”

  1. Announcing my New Unemployment Map | Says:
    July 25th, 2010 at 4:07 pm

    […] View full post on unemployment rate – Google Blog Search […]

  2. Frankie Stix Says:
    September 9th, 2010 at 5:06 pm

    Lets get some more posts Chris. Are we really recovering? After all this bailout money filters through and the tax cut relapses, is the economy gonna pucker up like Hillary’s butthole after she lost to Obama?

  3. The Pope Says:
    November 22nd, 2010 at 9:33 am

    is this list now retired?

  4. Ava Levi Says:
    September 11th, 2011 at 7:22 am

    Beneficial report!

  5. christina thomas Says:
    April 26th, 2012 at 1:42 am

    Frankie Stix…what a disgusting human.

  6. Samantha Trout Says:
    May 30th, 2012 at 11:05 pm

    I’d like to use a JavaScript version of this Unemployment map map for an article I’m writing for Technorati; what do you think?? I would of course give you an attribution link…

  7. Fage Greek Says:
    May 30th, 2012 at 11:09 pm

    Do one for Canada! LOL you can tell I’m a Quebec native. Nice blog and post nonetheless.

  8. Aida Juhnke Says:
    July 9th, 2012 at 7:08 am

    Unemployment is really a problem these days, i hope that the economy will become much better. Unemployment rates are still very high on our country. **;’: check out our new web page

  9. Shannon Tregre Says:
    November 26th, 2012 at 7:28 am

    Unemployment rates these days are so high. we really need some economic bailout. .