Updated regularly Archive:

The Washington Post’s new “Post Politics” online section has an excellent map of elections (Senate, House, and Governor), all updated regularly. Click around for a while – there are a large number of filters, drill downs, and highlights to play with.

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Central bank rates from 2004-present (updated 4/20). See how countries are exiting from their stimulus policies.

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The best part is the lower chart showing the latest data for each of the 11 “leading indicators”.

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Nice collection of employment charts, updated monthly.

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Updated November 24th. The best part is the lower chart showing the latest data for each of the 11 “leading indicators”.

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A nice dashboard digging deep into unemployment stats. Updated monthly.

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Updated November 2nd. The map displays unemployment, foreclosures, bankruptcy, or a composite “stress index”, by county. In the upper right you can change the period the %-change is calculated for. To look at data over time, click on the “Oct.2007 to present” option and a historical slider will appear at the bottomDouble click on a region to zoom in; click & hold to move around.

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Timeline of recession and recovery (the Adversity Index) from Moodys/MSNBC (1995-2009). You can drill down to individual metro areas by clicking on a state.  The Adversity Index page has a number of related articles.

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There’s also a map of “recession resistant areas” (has had no more than 9 months of recession over the past 15 years).

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An odd little tool – it’s a timeline of major economic, domestic policy, and foreign policy events and developments. It’s not clear to me what use the bars are. Perhaps a calendar would have been better?

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Major U.S. cities ranked by their ratio of job postings to unemployed people. Looks like they update this regularly. Spotted over at SimpleComplexity.

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The Economist just released a nice new tool for looking at several housing indicators across major countries. They plan to expand and update it as more information becomes available.

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Here is this month’s update of one of my favorite presentations of economic indicators, from Russell Investments. Includes trending, useful popups, drill down links to historical data, and good descriptions of each indicator. It’s really everything an economic dashboard should look like. (ok, maybe they could animate it over time.)

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Yet another news aggregator visualization. But this one spins and is in color!! Ok, perhaps that’s a little snarky — there is some clever design here, but I question how useful it is – maybe if it was on a wall sized touchscreen or something.

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AP seems very into tracking things lately. thankfully they are doing it in interesting ways. This one shows Guantanamos population, and lists what is happening with each detainee as Guantanamo is phased out.

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