Who’s Been Working In America?

Jobs are definitely a top of mind subject. Did you know that manufacturing jobs were the largest sector of employment in 1960, yet today the category has fallen to 6th place? In this interactive visualization, browse who has been working in America over the past 50 years by sector, gender or age. Or take a look at GE’s expert opinion on the subject and tweet your own thoughts about key insights uncovered. This is best viewed in Safari, Chrome, Firefox and IE9.

Who’s Been Working In America?

Jobs are definitely a top of mind subject. Did you know that manufacturing jobs were the largest sector of employment in 1960, yet today the category has fallen to 6th place? In this interactive visualization, browse who has been working in America over the past 50 years by sector, gender or age. Or take a look at GE’s expert opinion on the subject and tweet your own thoughts about key insights uncovered. This is best viewed in Safari, Chrome, Firefox and IE9.

Posted 1 year ago
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ourtimeorg:

Only 31% of available jobs actually require a bachelor’s degree and many pundits are starting to question the value of college. Is a vocational degree a better investment? What do you think? LIKE this post and COMMENT below! 
For more translations, go to www.ourtime.org

ourtimeorg:

Only 31% of available jobs actually require a bachelor’s degree and many pundits are starting to question the value of college. Is a vocational degree a better investment? What do you think? LIKE this post and COMMENT below! 

For more translations, go to www.ourtime.org

Reblogged 1 year ago from ourtimeorg
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wnyc:

Census figures suggest tens of thousands people FLY to work each week. Check out Transportation Nation’s interactive map of the top routes to the biggest “super commuter” cities.

wnyc:

Census figures suggest tens of thousands people FLY to work each week. Check out Transportation Nation’s interactive map of the top routes to the biggest “super commuter” cities.

Reblogged 1 year ago from wnyc
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journo-geekery:

22 Million Americans Are Unemployed Or Can’t Find Full-Time Work : Planet Money : NPR
Nice chart.

journo-geekery:

22 Million Americans Are Unemployed Or Can’t Find Full-Time Work : Planet Money : NPR

Nice chart.

Reblogged 1 year ago from journo-geekery
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Would You Be Better Off in a Different City?

Most of us tend to make one of the biggest decisions of our lives – where to live – on vague notions of which city has the most jobs or the best coffee shops or Chinese restaurants. But the cost of living and quality of life varies widely across the country, particularly depending on what you do and which expenses you carry, and chances are you may not be living where economic data suggests you’d be the most comfortable.
Now an app just unveiled this week can calculate all of this for you (we are not suggesting you peruse the Bureau of Labor Statistics on your own). Upwardly Mobile, a new tool from Sunlight Foundation, can take your career information and your spending priorities and figure out where it makes the most sense to be a library archivist with children in daycare and cars to gas up.

Would You Be Better Off in a Different City?

Most of us tend to make one of the biggest decisions of our lives – where to live – on vague notions of which city has the most jobs or the best coffee shops or Chinese restaurants. But the cost of living and quality of life varies widely across the country, particularly depending on what you do and which expenses you carry, and chances are you may not be living where economic data suggests you’d be the most comfortable.

Now an app just unveiled this week can calculate all of this for you (we are not suggesting you peruse the Bureau of Labor Statistics on your own). Upwardly Mobile, a new tool from Sunlight Foundation, can take your career information and your spending priorities and figure out where it makes the most sense to be a library archivist with children in daycare and cars to gas up.

Posted 2 years ago
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Put Down That Computer (It’s Killing You)

Put Down That Computer (It’s Killing You)

Posted 2 years ago
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theatlantic:

Where Did All the Workers Go? 60 Years of Economic Change in 1 Graph

President Obama’s State of the Union speech was surprisingly bullish on reviving manufacturing, prompting one very clever person on Twitter to say something along the lines of: “Democrats want the economy of the 1950s, while Republicans just want to live there.”
It got me thinking: What did the economy look like in the 1950s? If you could organize all the jobs into buckets and compare the paper-shuffling professional services bucket to the manufacturing bucket, what would they look like around 1950, and how has the picture changed in the last 60 years? Read more.
[Image: Brian McGill and Peter Bell/National Journal]

theatlantic:

Where Did All the Workers Go? 60 Years of Economic Change in 1 Graph

President Obama’s State of the Union speech was surprisingly bullish on reviving manufacturing, prompting one very clever person on Twitter to say something along the lines of: “Democrats want the economy of the 1950s, while Republicans just want to live there.”

It got me thinking: What did the economy look like in the 1950s? If you could organize all the jobs into buckets and compare the paper-shuffling professional services bucket to the manufacturing bucket, what would they look like around 1950, and how has the picture changed in the last 60 years? Read more.

[Image: Brian McGill and Peter Bell/National Journal]

Reblogged 2 years ago from theatlantic
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azspot:

The New American Divide

azspot:

The New American Divide

Reblogged 2 years ago from azspot
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The Top 1 Percent: What Jobs Do They Have?

Explore the occupations and industries of the nation’s wealthiest households.

The Top 1 Percent: What Jobs Do They Have?

Explore the occupations and industries of the nation’s wealthiest households.

Posted 2 years ago
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sandmarg:

1975 Employment in the United States

sandmarg:

1975 Employment in the United States

Reblogged 2 years ago from sandmarg
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Visualization of the Week: Mapping U.S. Job Losses

The U.S. observed the Labor Day holiday this week, which means pundits  and politicians alike were apt to talk about jobs. The news on the jobs  front hasn’t been good lately, most recently with a report from the Labor Department indicating no jobs growth and revising figures from earlier months to  paint a pretty grim picture for the unemployment rate.  That rate now  hovers around 9.1%.

Visualization of the Week: Mapping U.S. Job Losses

The U.S. observed the Labor Day holiday this week, which means pundits and politicians alike were apt to talk about jobs. The news on the jobs front hasn’t been good lately, most recently with a report from the Labor Department indicating no jobs growth and revising figures from earlier months to paint a pretty grim picture for the unemployment rate. That rate now hovers around 9.1%.

Posted 2 years ago
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Percentage of Federal Jobs by Region

Most people think that working in the federal government means  working in Washington, D.C., but that’s hardly the case. In fact, 84  percent of federal jobs are located outside the greater Washington, D.C.  area!

Percentage of Federal Jobs by Region

Most people think that working in the federal government means working in Washington, D.C., but that’s hardly the case. In fact, 84 percent of federal jobs are located outside the greater Washington, D.C. area!

Posted 3 years ago
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