I just found this great graphic that shows unemployment rates in each state. Just click on the title of this post and then use the "slider" at the top of the graphic to see what has happened in a little over a year.
I got it from 110% - a great blog which has some great ideas and information related to career and job issues. Be sure to take a look.
The content goes right along with the name (as you would naturally expect) and it just helps emphasize and illustrate the "crucial survival skill" from the Job Loss Survival Guide.