Thursday, June 23, 2011

Chart of the week: manufacturing is lagging

To make a long story short, BLS' Job Openings and Labor Turnover survey suggests that manufacturing is the  sector that is moving the least (next to government, that is, which is shrinking these days.) Oh, dear. 


  1. that's a LOT of axes condensed into one 2D graph.

    -job openings
    -per unit time
    -new hires
    -per unit time
    -industry sector
    -current employment per sector

    I think I just went cross-eyed a bit.

  2. And yet, "arts, entertainment, and recreation" is doing fairly well. Thus I suggest all unemployed chemists pull a Breaking Bad into that sector.

  3. Still, the size of the circle (which includes uncertainty/fudge factors?) for manufacturing is still around y=x. That's okay, right?


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