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A couple weeks ago, I published a graphic showing how marital status changes with age. I decided to do another one showing how employment status changes as well. This visualization uses Tableau to show the employment status for every age.
The data for this visualization comes from the American Community Survey which is completed by the US Census Bureau. I used the 2014 One Year Estimates Public Use Microdata Sample which can be found on the ACS Website.
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The Employment Status of Americans Visualized by Age https://t.co/Xfv9Uf7Frs pic.twitter.com/mTKd7BLPm1
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Is this chart the U3 or U6? Is the U6 data where the “Not in Labor Force” data came from? I know data for this might be hard to find, but I am betting that a lot of folks are only working part-time. I’d add another color for part-time work if data could be had.
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Thanks for finally talking about >The Employment Status of Americans Visualized by
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Why does this not show any 14 and 15 years old working? Or does this just reflect full time employment?
Funny peaks at ages divisible by 5. You should probably normalize to surrounding data.