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Friday, July 24, 2015

Employment in America, 2010

Where are the Jobs? Employment in America, 2010


About: "We talk a lot about jobs in this country: jobs created, jobs lost, good jobs, bad jobs. But where are these jobs, exactly? This visualization plots one dot for every job in the United States, according to the Census Bureau's Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics data. The LEHD data is based on state unemployment insurance records, and tabulates the count of jobs by census block. Here, jobs are colored by type, allowing us to see how different industries and sectors exhibit different spatial patterns--some clustering in downtowns, others spreading across city and suburbs alike. This project was inspired by the Racial Dot Map, as implemented most recently by the Cooper Center at the University of Virginia. I'm grateful to them for hosting such a stunning visualization, and especially for their extensive methodology section, which I drew on heavily to create the map here."


Related link: (Nearly every job in America, mapped in incredible detail. July 14, 2015)

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