Jobs and Earnings in the U.S. 2001-2013

March 18, 2014

A couple weeks ago, I helped create a couple of dashboards in collaboration with Careerbuilder and EMSI. You can view them here. We came up with some cool stuff, but I was really sad that they weren’t interested in using what ended up being my favorite graph I made. But, it didn’t really fit in with the story they were making. Luckily, they didn’t mind if I reposted it here, so that’s what I’m doing.

The viz is showing how the number of jobs and average earnings per job for a number of industries and sub-industries have changed. I created it using a basic scatter plot with year on pages. By allowing the pages shelf to “Show history” I created dotted line trails to show the path that each industry took over the 12 years of data. I thought this was a really interesting view since you can almost see the “shape” that an industry took during this tumultuous time in our economic history. As I mentioned, the data in courtesy of EMSI. All the monetary amounts are adjusted to 2013 dollars.

Check it out:

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Here’s a few of the findings I found interesting:

Since pages don’t have the play controls when published to Tableau Public, you are missing out on watching the fun animation. So, I created a little gif action for you to get hypnotized by:



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March 18, 2014 @ 11:38 am

Love your vizualizations! Thanks for inspiring a new Tableau and BI professional. :]

    March 18, 2014 @ 11:58 am

    Thanks Brit! Happy vizzing!


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