A novel way to plot unemployment

July 3, 2009 § Leave a comment

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By using a sort of “heat map” to plot unemployment over time, this Wall Street Journal graphic lets you take in a huge amount of data at one glance. You can mouse over every month to get the exact data point and toggle on and off a symbol that indicates the month fell within a recession period.

http://online.wsj.com/public/resources/documents/JOBSHISTORY09.html

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