Unemployment Map of U.S.

Here’s a link to a state-by-state unemployment map of the U.S.  Krugman observes that there’s a “slump belt” running from the Great Lakes down through Georgia & South Carolina.  This is also the heavy auto manufacturing region.  He also observes that the highest unemployment states aren’t necessarily the same states that had the highest run-ups in housing prices and sub-prime mortgages.