Geography of Jobs
The US employment landscape has changed dramatically in the past two decades. Recessions, natural disasters, industry crises, and migration patterns have left an aftermath of uneven growth. The red and blue bubbles in this map represent a rolling 12-month net change in total employment across US metropolitan areas.
Geography of Recovery
Some metropolitan areas bounced back quickly from the Great Recession of 2007-2009. Others struggled. Will the Covid-19 recovery be different? Using seasonally adjusted data indexed to the start of the Great Recession, this map shows cumulative employment gains or losses across US metropolitan areas relative to December 2007 levels.
Adding Depth to Rankings
TIP’s data analytics team has developed a tool to make state rankings more useful by adding a simple dispersion factor to the visualization.
Measuring Climate Risk
Data from the US Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) can be used to assess potential financial losses, social vulnerability, and community resilience. This is an example from coastal Mississippi.
Comparing Housing Costs
An index developed by Texas A&M University’s Real Estate Center can be applied to housing markets across the US. This is an example using selected US metropolitan markets.
Tracking Air Freight
Data from the US Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) can be used to map air freight trends. This is an example of air freight traffic passing through Anchorage, Alaska.