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Economic Stress Index

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The Associated Press (AP) has created an interesting interactive chart measuring the economic stress by County.

According to the AP, Whatcom County has a Stress Index of 9.86 for March 2009, with unemployment at 8.8%, foreclosures at 0.4% and bankruptcies at 0.8%.

By comparison, Imperial County, CA is one of the most stressed with an index of 28.13, consisting of 28% unemployment, 3.3% foreclosure and 0.8% bankruptcy.

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About Larry Horowitz

Posting Citizen Journalist • Member since Jan 16, 2008

Comments by Readers

Scott Wicklund

May 21, 2009

There are two finance/economics sites I like:  calculatedriskblog and seattlebubble.  Hold on, we are in for a rough ride!  I follow the mortgage recast scheduling for the next two years.