The map posted on the NYTimes website shows the way unemployment has impacted the nation county by county.
A map showing unemployment rates across the country gives you a look at a glance at the areas of the country that have been hit the hardest.
San Diego’s 7.4% unemployment rate in December 2008 was above the national average.
Riverside county saw 10.4 percent unemployment rate while Imperial County saw a 22.6 percent unemployment rate.
One thing that stands out is that the West Coast has been hit harder than sections of the MidWest.