Popular finance blogger Paul Kedrosky posted this graph of unemployment rates across 50 metro areas but he doesn’t give a source for the data and a lot of it seems suspect.
Sure Detroit is hurting and government-intense Washington DC is doing better than average, but he’s got three Ohio cities average to above average. Ohio above average? Besides Michigan, Ohio is the most hurtin’ place in America from what I see.
He shows Florida hurting which makes sense but Texas only fair to middlin’. Strange because Texas has been doing well especially with the oil prices back up.
What do you see? Does your metro area appear in the place you’d expect it?