The following video shows how and when unemployment began it's rise across America. Watch as the "purple stain" spreads. Latoya Egwuekwe is the creator of The Decline: The Geography of a Recession.
Visit her website here. She has an interview up with CNN and is introduced as a writer for the Machinist's Union.
This from her website:
LaToya Egwuekwe is a journalist with several years experience as a political reporter, television anchor and producer in Cleveland, Ohio, and Tallahassee, Fla. She currently works as a labor writer in Washington, D.C., where she is able to cover her two favorite topics: the economy and politics.