Week 4 of Alberto Cairo’s Introduction to Infographics and Data Visualization online course brought another interactive visualization mock-up assignment. The assignment was similar in structure to last week’s but using a different data set. This week, we were to use US unemployment data from the Guardian Data Blog.
It was a much easier topic to grapple with this week, but I found myself looking for a lot of additional data sets to help tell the story of how varied US unemployment is; from state to state, across industries, and how it correlates to education level. Note: Due to time limitations, I used fake data for some of the elements in the industry and education views, so don’t anyone take those charts as factual (I’m looking at you Fox News).
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