The Misery Map

Clarice Feldman and Rosslyn Smith
The Carter years saw the Misery Index, the combination of the inflation rate with the unemployment rate.  Here is the Misery Map, each state's unemployment rate and mortgage foreclosure rate. 
 
Note that the unemployment figures for Virginia are somewhat misleading.  The counties around Washington DC are booming as the Democrats expand the scope of the Federal Government. The employment picture in the rest of Virginia tends to mirror the 10% unemployment in neighboring states

The Carter years saw the Misery Index, the combination of the inflation rate with the unemployment rate.  Here is the Misery Map, each state's unemployment rate and mortgage foreclosure rate. 
 
Note that the unemployment figures for Virginia are somewhat misleading.  The counties around Washington DC are booming as the Democrats expand the scope of the Federal Government. The employment picture in the rest of Virginia tends to mirror the 10% unemployment in neighboring states