If you thought Bureau of Labor Stats data was dull, think again. It's all in how it's delivered.
Check out this amazing map of the Geography of Jobs from the TIP Blog. It's actually a very simple progression of net job gains and losses in major metro areas (MSAs), from January 2004 to mid-2009. Click to the page, then click play.
- The effect of Hurricane Katrina on Gulf Coast jobs lasted a very long time
- Detroit was in trouble long before the rest of the country
- Job losses in the US exploded in the first quarter of 2008.
Things we all know, for sure, but this map condenses and presents the data in a way that doesn't require poring over tiny print and spreadsheets. Great for presenting to the general public, elected officials, etc.
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