Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Retirement vs. Unemployment

As a closet data nerd, I can play with google trends all day long. Particularly the charts that compare search volumes for different terms. I think this chart truly is worth a 1,000 words when talking about the current crisis. The red line represents the volume of searches on google for "unemployment", while the blue line represents searches for "retirement".

It's amazing how closely these lines mirrored one another until early 2008. The divergence has been startling.


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