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The Geography of Job Loss

Posted By Barry Ritholtz On June 5, 2009 @ 8:50 am In Data Analysis,Employment | Comments Disabled

From TIP Strategies [1], comes this fascinating animation showing the regional job losses over the past 5 years, covering the 100 largest metropolitan areas in the country:


Fascinating stuff — if only it were more regularly updated (I’ve asked them to add April and May data to the animation).

Here’s TIP Strategies description:

This animated map provides a striking visual of employment trends over the last business cycle using net change in jobs from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics on a rolling 12-month basis. We used this approach to provide the smoothest possible visual depiction of ongoing employment dynamics at the MSA level. By animating the data, the map highlights a number of concurrent trends leading up to the nation’s present economic crisis. The graphic highlights the 100 largest metropolitan areas so that regional trends can be more easily identified.

Thanks, A (a reader from Europe)!


The Geography of Jobs [1]
TIP Strategies, April 28, 2009


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