Saturday, January 16, 2010

Interactive Unemployment

The NYT has a good interactive graphic that shows who is paying the price for the recession.  And the results are entirely unsurprising:
  • Education matters--better to be a college graduate than a high school grad, and better to be hs grad than not to graduate.
  • Race matters--better to be white than Hispanic, better to be Hispanic than African-American
  • Age matters--better to be old than not, and being young really sucks.

With perhaps one exception: it is better to be a woman than a man.

You can play with the combinations to see how you or a particular combo fit.  I am not surprised but disappointed nonetheless that the education breakdown does not include post-college degrees.  Of course, what I would really like to see is the political scientist unemployment rate when compared to other PhDs!

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