Friday, June 05, 2009

Cool map/jobs data mash-up

I can't embed the chart here so you'll have to trust me that it's worth a visit to "The Geography of Jobs" to watch their map of the US evolve from 2004 to 2009. Just click the play button on the graphic.

It's important to watch the jobs blossom in NY, TX, AZ, and California throughout the bubble years (2004-2006). Then watch how the rest of the country slows in 2007, but NY keeps going because of the financial markets. Then when the crisis hits full steam in 2008-2009, the entire country goes red. Fascinating stuff.


Mark Flaherty said...

good find. thanks. that's a good use of visualization to tell a story about a lot of data.

The Artful Blogger said...

Thanks for the comment, Mark. I've always been fascinated by those that can use data to tell a story.

BTW - your company looks very interesting. I used to cover the BI industry back in my hedge fund days.