Data Visualizations

Data visualizations and infographics are listed below, along with data sources, and direct links to the visualizations and/or the posts in which they are featured.  These are composed in the public version of Tableau.

Inequality by State.  Map of various inequality metrics (gini, poverty, income, etc).  Go to Post   Go to Graph
Income Growth, 1948-2010.  Charts rates of income growth by quintile–by decade, by administration, and by business cycle.  Got to Post   Go to Graph
Education and Inequality.  Charts the relationship between inequality and educational attainment.  Go to Post  Go to Graph
Occupational Projections for Iowa, 2008-2008.   Plots projected job growth through 2018.  Based on state-level BLS projections at projectionscentral.  Created August 2012.  Go to Post Go to Graph
  The Color of Money.  Racial disparities in wealth and income from The Federal Reserve Board’s triennial Survey of Consumer Finances.      Go to Post     Go to Graph
  Wage Ratios.  Plots the gap between 90th, 50th (median) and 10th percentile wages, for men and women, 1979-2010     Go to Post      Go to Graph
Duration of Unemployment since 1947.  Graphs the mean and median duration of unemployment.  Based on BLS/CPS series, accessible via FRED: mean; medianCreated July 2012   Go to Post   Go to Graph
Marginal tax rates, 1913-2012.   Graphs marginal rates for top earners and five income thresholds.  Based on data from the Tax Foundation.Created: July 2012   Go to Post     Go to Graph
  Median wage and job-based health insurance by state, 2000 and 2010.  Graph based on Elise Gould,  A decade of declines in employer-sponsored health insurance coverage (EPI, February 2012), plots median wage and rate of job-based health insurance, by state, for 2000 (average of 2000 and 2001) and 2010 (average of 2009 and 2010).      Created: July 2012   Go to Post     Go to Graph
  Decline of job-based health care in Iowa.  Employment by sector is calculated from the Current Employment Statistics series; job-based coverage by sector is from Elise Gould,  A decade of declines in employer-sponsored health insurance coverage (EPI, February 2012).Created: July 2012   Go to Post     Go to Graph
  Smarter but poorer: low wage workers by state.  This graph plots the work of John Schmitt and Janelle Jones, Low Wage Workers by State (CEPR, 2012), show the remarkable rise in the educational attainment of low-wage workers. Created: July 2012   Go to Post     Go to Graph
  Wages (US and Iowa), 1979-2011.  This graph shows the trend in real wages, filtered by sex and by percentile, since 1979.  Economic Policy Institute analysis of Current Population Survey data, adjusted for inflation using CPS-U-RS.Created: July 2012   Go to Post     Go to Graph
  The Minimum Wage and Low-Wage Workers. This graph plots the wages of low-wage (10th percentile) workers in Iowa since 1979, and underscores the importance of the minimum wage as a floor for low-wage work.   Economic Policy Institute analysis of Current Population Survey data, adjusted for inflation using CPS-U-RS; real minimum wage based on EPI, State of Working America, minimum wage chart.Created: July 2012    Go to Post     Go to Graph
  Metroland, Middletown, and Lowroadistan: Low Wage Workers by State. This graph builds on the work (and data) of Rebecca Thiess, The Future of Work: Trends and Challenges for Low-Wage Workers (EPI, April 2012), whose Table 2 (reworked here) breaks down each state’s workforce into shares based on multiples of the 2010 poverty level. Created: July 2012     Go to Post     Go to Graph
  Losing Ground: Wealth Losses in the Great Recession. Data is from the Federal Reserve Board’s Survey of Consumer Finances, released in June (downloadable data is HERE). Created: July 2012     Go to Post     Go to Graph
  Unemployment and Underemployment since 2002.  This graph traces various measures of unemployment and undet, for the US and for the state of Iowa.  Economic Policy Institute analysis of Current Population Survey data.Created: July 2012     Go to Post     Go to Graph
  Iowa Unemployment, 2006-2012. This map shows the unemployment rate by county in Iowa, from 2006 through 2012.  Data from BLS, Local Area Unemployment Statistics.Created: June 2012     Go to Post     Go to Graph
  Robber Barons Revisited.  Corporate Profits as a Share of Corporate Income.  Table 2.1 of EPI, State of Working America, 2012-13Created: June 2012     Go to Post     Go to Graph
  Last Among Equals: Unions and Inequality in the OECD.  This graphic is based on data in the OECD Report, Divided We Stand: Why Inequality Keeps Rising (2011).Created: June 2012     Go to Post     Go to Graph
  Coming up for Air: Job Loss and Recovery in Postwar Recessions.  Compares the depth and duration of postwar recessions.  Federal numbers from BLS; state numbers from Federal Reserve (Minneapolis)Created: June 2012     Go to Post     Go to Graph
  Unions, Inequality, and Right to Work. This graphic shows the relationship between union decline and income inequality by state.  Union coverage rates from Barry Hirsch and David MacPherson, unionstats.com; Gini co-oefficient for household income by state US Census Bureau for 1979-199 and American Community Survey for 2009.Created: June 2012     Go to Post     Go to Graph

 

 

 

 

 

 

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