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Hassam Ali and Leo Tang

The Unemployed States of America

In March 2020, state governments all over the US began implementing state-wide lockdowns of various length in respond to the arrival of COVID-19. Government ordered lockdowns had come to be a controversial issue blamed for accelerating record level of unemployment. This map strives to illustrate the impacts of lockdowns on unemployment levels in the US during the first three quarters of 2020.

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US Bureau of Labor Statistics