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Map of the Day: Unemployment in California

Screenshot via the Sacramento Bee, click here for the interactive version
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Before the number dips, it's predicted that California will hit a 12% unemployment rate by the end of the year, according to the University of the Pacific per the SacBee. And that number, currently hovering below 11%, will not gain single-digit status until late 2011, they predict. All in all, the state could be looking at nearly one million lost jobs.

The SacBee has made a map that lets you scroll over each county to see the unemployment rate. On the left, choose a month between January of 2008 and February of 2009. For example, LA County's unemployment rate was 6.2% in a year ago January and was 11% last month.