Well, at least for labor anyway. Courtesy of my colleague Bob Blewett, here's a very cool animation showing the changes in the unemployment rate by county in the US from January 2007 to November 2009. I'll only make two comments about it:
1. It's interesting that the high plains and Rockies are somewhat better off than everyone else.
2. Note the two islands of "not awful" surrounded generally by seas of awfulness: Washington DC and New Orleans. Both are busy cleaning up major government failures. In DC's case, with more of the same of course. In New Orleans' case, they are still cleaning up broken windows, literal and figurative.
It would be interesting to see whether one could come up with a comparable animation for idled capital and durable consumer goods like housing, especially if it could capture re-fit capital in uses less optimal than it was designed for.