Long term Unemployed

In: Employment Graphic Design (general)

7 Nov 2013

I like it. It never occurred to me to use colored lines to differentiate rising and falling values in this type of chart. I would suggest sorting by the change instead of the most recent observation, but I suppose it would depend on the point you were trying to make.

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Steven Zalesch

November 7th, 2013 at 11:57 am

It is an interesting format, but as you say “I suppose it would depend on the point you were trying to make”, which begs the question of what is the relevance of long-term versus total unemployment? Isn’t the real goal lower total unemployment? If a country successfully finds work for all truly employable people, the ratio would be 100% – perhaps higher is better.

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