Using anonymized cell phone data from Here Technologies, Sahil Chinoy for The Washington Post mapped how far you can drive out of major cities during various times of the day. I used to do the kind of math — as I muttered in rage driving out of Los Angeles during rush hour, which by the way is four hours long.
How far you can drive out of the city in one hour
Unemployment in America, Mapped Over Time
Watch the regional changes across the country from 1990 to 2016.