Here is an excellent animated visualization of daily deaths of C-19 as compared to other leading causes of deaths in the U.S. This chart stops at April 14. According to Worldometers here are the number of daily deaths from April 15 through April 22: 2618, 2176, 2538, 1867, 1561, 1939, …Read More »
How have wages grown since 1979?
The EPI article State of Working America Wages 2019 by Elise Gould (2/20/2020) provides a detailed summary of wage growth. For example, copied here is the third of over 20 charts. Note that he bottom 10 percent is barely above 0 and only recently got there. A related fact from …Read More »
Who has the highest Gini of G7 countries?
The Pew article 6 facts about economic inequality in the U.S. by Katherine Schaeffer (2/7/2020) provides the chart copied here (2017 data). One of the other facts mentioned in the article: In 1989, the richest 5% of families had 114 times as much wealth as families in the second quintile (one tier …Read More »
What are people’s view of C-19?
The Pew article Worries About Coronavirus Surge, as Most Americans Expect a Recession – or Worse (3/26/2020) reports the results from a survey related to COVID-19. Most of it is not too surprising: There is broad public agreement that the nation is confronting a crisis. Two-thirds of Americans – including …Read More »
C-19, counts or per capita?
The media tends to focus on the number C-19 deaths in a country, but per capita provides a better understanding of the impact in a country. The Our World in Data page Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) – Statistics and Research page has interactive graphs for per capita deaths. For example, currently …Read More »
Who posts C-19 data?
If you are looking for COVID-19 data there are two good resources. The first is the Our World in Data Cornonavirus page by Max Roser, Hannah Ritchie, and Esteban Ortiz-Ospina. They have a number of interactive graphs, such as the one copied here where you can select countries to view, …Read More »
What does it mean to “flatten the curve”?
The New York Times article How Much Worse the Coronavirus Could Get, in Charts by Nicholas Kristof and Stuart A. Thompson (3/13/2020) has a great interactive set of graphs that illustrate the importance of flattening the curve. The graphs start with the one copied here. What’s at stake in this …Read More »
How have counties grown since the great recession?
The Washington Center for Equitable Growth article New measure of county-level GDP gives insight into local-level U.S. economic growth by Raksha Kopparam (12/16/2019) provides the map copied here. Making GDP a more useful metric may require peeling it apart and looking at the data more closely. On December 12, the …Read More »
How did minimum wage increases impact wage growth?
This graph from the EPI post Low-wage workers saw the biggest wage growth in sates that increased their minimum wage between 2018 and 2019 by Elise Gould (3/4/2020) answers part of the question. It is worth noting that: Strong wage growth at the 10th percentile is not simply due to …Read More »
How do U.S. adults view the economy?
The Pew report Views of Nation’s Economy Remain Positive, Sharply Divided by Partisanship (2/7/2020) provides the answer: Currently, 81% of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents say the economy is excellent or good. These views have changed only modestly over the past two years. But between November 2016 (just before Trump’s victory …Read More »