Interactive map depicts the growth of unemployment from 2007 through 2009
For an interactive map based on the U.S. Dept. of Labor Statistics unemployment data, read this story.
According to the U.S. Dept. of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics , there are more than 31 million people currently unemployed-that's including those who involuntarily work part time and those who want a job, but have give up trying to find one. In the face of the worst economic upheaval since the Great Depression, millions of Americans are hurting. Follow this link to the interactive map that serves as a vivid representation of just how much Americans are hurting. Watch the deteriorating transformation of the U.S. economy from January 2007-approx. one year before the start of the recession-to September 2009.
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Annual Salary Survey
Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey