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We can usually only see the present – so we can see a statistic such as unemployment or we can see a graph that is just a line. But when we can see the spread of something on a map in color, we can feel the change. So here is a map of America showing the growth of unemployment since 2007 – it struck me to the heart. And it shows the power of the trend. And so does it not show us what we have to do – we have to be part of the reinvention of our communities.
From NPR today:
Foreclosure actions across the nation were up 7 percent in July compared to the previous month, and rose by nearly one-third compared to a year ago, according to real estate marketplace company RealtyTrac.
The company said filings such as default notices, scheduled auctions and bank repossessions were reported on more than 360,000 U.S. properties during the month. One in every 355 U.S. housing units received a foreclosure filing in July.
“July marks the third time in the last five months where we’ve seen a new record set for foreclosure activity,” said RealtyTrac CEO James J. Saccacio. “Despite continued efforts by the federal government and state governments to patch together a safety net for distressed homeowners, we’re seeing significant growth in both the initial notices of default and in the bank repossessions.”
The company said that Nevada documented the nation’s highest state foreclosure rate, with 1 in 56 housing units subject to a foreclosure action. California was next with a rate of 1 in 123 housing units.
Here is a very helpful interactive map from NPR that shows us the situation