Tuesday, August 10, 2010

An Interesting, Albeit Sobering, Graphic

There is an interactive on the Associated Press web site (HT to Chartporn) that you can use in your macro sections. But it might also be useful in micro as a kickoff to the year. You can zero in on your state, and even your county to get a statistical reading. Then you can discuss whether it "feels" better or worse. You can also discuss the change rates.

Do you think you can use this in class? Please share any additional ideas.

1 comment:

Mike Fladlien said...

This is wonderful. I wonder if the variance in unemployment rates are due to 1) technology and 2)labor migration. Technology will displace workers and labor tends to move to where the jobs are. Just thinking out loud.