Slate’s Magical Vanishing Jobs Map

Slate has posted a cool albeit completely depressing interactive map of vanishing employment across the country. (If you’re having a bad day already, maybe refrain from clicking through.) While we’re sure most our out-of-work friends won’t be so amused by watching the dominant color morph from blue (good) to red (bad), it has helped confirm a disaster plan we’ve been mulling over for a while: When shit hits the fan in it’s best to make like Heidi Montag and retreat to rural Colorado — preferably the town of Mesa where almost 600 jobs have been gained since February. She’s from Butte, which is slightly farther east, but whatevs.