Below is a timelapse video of an unemployment map according to geography from March 2007- October 2009. The map shows data that is in opposition to what politicians have been telling us for the latter part of this year.
Fortunately, even though the unemployment rate is still increasing the recession may not last as long as some fear.
It may be a while before the recession is over but thankfully the American economy may recover more quickly than anticipated, granted the creation of new jobs which are unable to be outsourced.
Recession to Last 2 or 3 years?
How long it will really last? No one knows for sure.