| How bad is the employment situation in Maryland? And how does it vary on the county level? The Bureau of Labor Statistics provides an excellent mapping tool for this.
First, how things looked in May 2007, just as the housing bubble was beginning to burst:
Then, how things looked in May 2008, when the recession was still in its early stages:
Finally, how things looked in May 2009, the last month for which data on the county level is available:
If the situation continues to worsen, will another stimulus package be necessary? Stay tuned...