For those of you who like pictorial representations of different statistics, we thought this map of unemployment nationwide might be interesting. (PS - The Keystone Research Center has been creating terrific "heat maps" showing how unemployment numbers have increased statewide throughout this recession as well.)
As unemployment continues, a key provision helping families who are unemployed is set to expire on December 31. Without reauthorization, one million people will lose their unemployment benefits in January 2010, and 3.2 million are expected to have lost benefits by March 2010. Please ask Congress now to extend this important program.