Friday, October 1, 2010

The 2009 ACS again, but now with graphs!

On Tuesday we announced the availability of the 2009 American Community Survey data from the Census -- the survey that replaced the "long form" of the decennial Census. We use this data quite often. In fact, I recommended it to a reporter from Bend just yesterday.

USA Today was kind enough to create some interactive graphs of the ACS data. You can check them out at:

In other news: We -- okay, it was really Gail -- came across an analysis from the Economic Policy Institute about why the nation currently has such high unemployment. Their take? The nation just doesn't have and isn't creating enough jobs for people. Other economists have argued that the high unemployment is caused by a mismatch of skills between the people looking for jobs and the jobs available.

Mayhaps both factors are at play...?

What do you think?

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