The Decline: The Geography of a Recession
Follow the link. It's a time-lapse map of the USA by county, from Jan 2007 to Sept 2009. The dark colors represent growing unemployment. It's like watching the lights go out in America.
Here in Oregon, unemployment rises in the private sector, while Government jobs thrive and even increase:
It's no coincidence. Government jobs are union jobs, and their policies are often antagonistic to the private sector; job killers.