200+ things you need to know about unemployment in the US, all presented on one insightful dashboard

There are 208 charts on the dashboard below. Each one is loaded with information from the Bureau of Labor statistics. Check it out, you’re bound to learn something you didn’t know before you came here.

The unemployment insight dashboard is now updated with May’s unemployment figures from the BLS. The unemployment rate dropped from 9.9% to 9.7%, in part due to the fact that approximately 200,000 people stopped looking for work and stopped being counted by the BLS as unemployed.

The long-term unemployment population, those out of work for 6 months or more, grew by an additional 47,000 people and account for 46% of all unemployed. That’s the equivalent to all the people (men, women, and children) in the entire state of Washington.

Note: click the picture below to bring up a large version. Then click again to get a crystal clear look at the dashboard.

Dashboard of Joblessness in the U.S.-May 2010

3 thoughts on “200+ things you need to know about unemployment in the US, all presented on one insightful dashboard

  1. I heard that too, except the NYTimes is reporting 411,000 census workers hired in May.

    Can your cartogram be broken down by county? That’s be really cool, but I wonder if it’d be too much for the the protovis viz engine to viz.

  2. My netbook almost coughs up a lung on the states – it would be an interesting exercise to do it for counties in a particular state – however the data that goes into positioning the shapes looks complex to say the least.

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