In Patchwork Nation, St. Lawrence County represents Service Worker Centers, the community type made up of small to midsize towns that are especially sensitive to economic troubles.
By PBS NewsHour
Located in southeastern Virginia, Hampton Roads is one of the world's biggest and deepest natural harbors and home to the world's largest naval base at Norfolk.
By James G. Gimpel, Professor of government, University of Maryland
Patchwork Nation's hardship index captures recent economic changes as well as current economic conditions in individual counties based on a series of data indicators.
While Detroit gets most of the attention as the center of the American auto industry, the St. Louis area, which had prided itself in being the largest auto manufacturer outside of Detroit, is also taking a big hit.
By Rob Holliday, UNC-TV
Unemployment rates of 8 percent and higher are uncharted territory for most communities across the nation, but in Edgecombe County, N.C., those sorts of numbers are familiar ground.
By Admin, PBS NewsHour
As the country absorbs the newest round of national unemployment data Friday, the real-world effect in local communities is proving a mixed picture.
Jason Gray is the author of "Photographing Eden" (Ohio Univ. Press, 2008), winner of the Hollis Summers Prize, as well as two chapbooks, "How to Paint the Savior Dead" (Kent State UP, 2007) and "Adam & Eve Go to the…
New Mexico's stark economic disparities are evident in the state's north, from the affluent community of Los Alamos to the struggling Hispanic heartland of Espanola. Paul Solman reports on the reasons behind the inequalities and the efforts to narrow the…
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