Posts filed under “Data Analysis”

Change in private manufacturing jobs, by county


Source: NY Times

Category: Data Analysis, Economy, Employment

FRED, the St. Louis Fed’s Force of Data

We love FRED!

Category: Data Analysis, Think Tank

World Cup of Everything Else

The WSJ has an insane chart of just about any factor you could think of to slice and dice the World Cup competitors.   Click for insane interactive graphic Source: WSJ

Category: Data Analysis, Digital Media, Sports

How Does the 2009-2014 Recovery Compare?

Post Credit Crisis Job Creation Source: Oregon Office of Economic Analysis   Last week’s jobs report has returned the U.S. economy back to its peak pre-recession levels of employment. (there is a debate about the quality of jobs being created, but we shall save that conversation for another time). As the Oregon Office of Economic…Read More

Category: Bailouts, Data Analysis, Economy

What Will (Literally) Kill You

Click for an interactive version. Healthdata via Slate.   Last month, we looked at the concept of risk. It is quite revealing, as we learned what we fear is big and scary and exciting, when instead we should fear the more mundane things in life, like cholesterol and heart disease. Similarly, investors often fear big…Read More

Category: Data Analysis, Digital Media

Post Peak, Post Bottom CS Housing Numbers

Source: Bespoke Investment Group     I love these two charts – they are so instructive in so many ways. They really invite closer study as to why some cities have recovered so strongly, and why others have failed to. The first 4 cities in the % from Bubble peaks are Las Vegas, Phoenix, Miami,…Read More

Category: Data Analysis, Real Estate

Competition and Business Strategy in Historical Perspective

Category: Data Analysis, Think Tank

Six Ways to Separate Lies From Statistics

From Betsey Stevenson & Justin Wolfers, a short primer on separating lies from statistics:   1. Focus on how robust a finding is, meaning that different ways of looking at the evidence point to the same conclusion. Do the same patterns repeat in many data sets, in different countries, industries or eras? 2. Results that…Read More

Category: Bad Math, Data Analysis, UnScience

A Closer Look at Unemployment

Source: BLS   This is a fascinating chart from the Bureau Labor Statistics looking at the state-by-state unemployment rates. We know the national jobless rate is down to 6.3 percent and this chart lets us see how that is distributed nationally. At the BLS site, and you can click through the chart and see unemployment…Read More

Category: Data Analysis, Digital Media, Employment

No, 8 in 10 Manhattan Home Sales Are NOT All-Cash

Source: RealtyTrac via Rampage   Yesterday, we directed our ire at bad automobile data. Today, its housing’s turn. I was running through my early morning sites one day last week in preparation for preparing my daily reads posting, when I saw this headline at the Washington Post: “8 in 10 Manhattan home sales are all-cash.”…Read More

Category: Data Analysis, Real Estate, Really, really bad calls