As a nation, we gained jobs every month during 2007 compared to the same month one year before. However, since July of 2008, we’ve seen a loss in jobs nationwide, and up until Februrary of this year, it’s gotten worse every month. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the recession has claimed more than 5 million jobs. This interactive map from Slate Magazine says it all.
Jobs Vanish Across Our Country
Life expectancy changes
The data goes back to 1960 and up to the most current estimates for 2009. Each line represents a country.
Who is Older and Younger than You
Here’s a chart to show you how long you have until you start to feel your age.