Patterns of Unemployment by State, 1976-2012

From The Guardian’s data visualization guru Joe Mako. The Guardian’s description: This graph plots “unemployment relative to the national average for every US state between 1976 and 2012. The aptly named horizon chart represents values using both colour and dimensions. In this case orange and red shading indicate an unemployment rate above the national average, while shades of blue show the inverse. A coloured area’s height corresponds to the numerical value for that year, and where a shaded area reaches the top of its vertical scale an area in a darker tone is overlain showing the same again. Note the spike in Louisiana following Hurricane Katrina.” A static image is provided below; the interactive version can be viewed at the Guardian or at Tableau Public

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