Friday, February 1, 2013

Unemployment In Color

unemployment_by_the_colors.pngThe Wall Street Journal has an interesting graphic today.

Each row represents a year, beginning in 1948, and each column a month. Dark red signifies high unemployment — 10% or more during the Reagan recession, and dark green low unemployment — as low as 2.5% during the Eisenhower boom.

All in all a very intersting approach to the visual display of quantitative information.