15 October 2009

Interesting Dynamic Timeline of Job Destruction

The Geography of Jobs

[Click on "start arrow" to begin animation]

Update 1, September 14, 2009: Now with July 2009 data.

Fascinating dynamic jobs timeline from Tips Strategies. Notice the job losses around New Orleans following Katrina, then almost immediately the flood of new reconstruction jobs. Also notice Detroit, the basket case.

Then be sure to notice what happens from the middle to the end of 2008, when it becomes more and more likely that an anti-market US President would be elected. As Glenn Reynolds comments: "It looks like some sort of nuclear war animation," referring to late 2008 through mid 2009.


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Blogger Bruce Hall said...

One of my sons sent that to me the other day. My reaction: interesting, but it would be more telling if it showed cumulative change from the base point rather than annual change.

Thursday, 15 October, 2009  
Blogger al fin said...

Yes. There are a lot of interesting variations on the idea that would bring out different important trends. It would be nice to be able to set your own base point.

Would you want to see simultaneous cumulative gains and cumulative losses independent of each other?

As given, the animation combines the gains (positive) and losses (negative) as a crude "cumulative" function from a single approximate "base point."

Friday, 16 October, 2009  

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