We have been working on a map to relate the local area unemployment in Britain with the incidence of riots in August 2011. I discussed why the incidence of unemployment might be a key driving factor for the riots in this blog – I blame the British government for the riots. The map we have now produced provides a stark representation of the geographic coincidence of labour market failure and the rioting.
You can click the graphic to go to the Centre of Full Employment and Equity (CofFEE) page hosting the map and explore it at your leisure. It works exactly like a Google map with the two additional layers: (a) unemployment rates; and (b) location of riots.
Alternatively, you can access the map HERE.
Many thanks to Michael Flanagan, CofFEE Researcher and map expert for his work.
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