The Great Recession has thrown millions of American into joblessness over the past three years. While it appears that unemployment is now finally showing some signs of easing – or at least stabilizing – some areas of the country remain the worst-hit.
Here is a list of the Ten U.S. Counties with the highest unemployment rates (as of Dec. 2010, when the national jobless rate clocked in at 9.4 percent).
However, it should be noted, that in most of these localities, unemployment is almost always very high, due to the seasonal nature of the local economy.