Monday, October 12, 2009

Animated Map: The Geography of Jobs


This animated map , created by TIP Strategies (business and economic development consultants), provides a striking visual of employment trends over the last business cycle using net change in jobs from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics on a rolling 12-month basis. This approach provides the smoothest possible visual depiction of ongoing employment dynamics at the Metropolitan Statistical Area level.  By animating the data, the map highlights a number of concurrent trends leading up to the nation’s present economic crisis. The graphic highlights the 100 largest metropolitan areas so that regional trends can be more easily identified.

Hat tip: Carol Furnish.


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