Matthew Yglesias posted an image from an infographic released by the Census Bureau showing differences in the U.S. population between 1940 and 2010. This section of the graphic focuses on changes in the industries in which the U.S. workforce is employed. For instance, in 1940 23.4% of Americans worked in manufacturing, down to 10.4% in 2010:
Education, health, and social services have emerged as a major employment sector.
Texas and Washington, D.C., are rapidly filling up with people, according to the latest census release on population growth in the United States between April 2010 and July 2011. The two regions saw the biggest percentage change in ... Read Post
Recently we posted a comparison of the types of jobs Americans held in 1940 and 2010, based on Census data. Now NPR has posted an interesting image showing how spending on different categories has changed: Source: Bureau of Labor St... Read Post