Graphical Analysis: State-Level U.S. Employment is Failing to “Bounce Back”

I look at the August 2020 state-level employment data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and find generally lackadaisical employment numbers in both large and small states. This is my first look at the state-level and local-level data provided by the BLS, and was done using original data tools that can process and manage large multi-dimensional time series datasets.

Graphical Analysis: The June 2020 U.S. Industry Employment Highlights

The mostly recent Bureau of Labor Statistics data shows that in May and June of this year the U.S. Economy may have recovered 36% of the jobs lost during in the first wave of COVID-19 shutdowns. Now, as public spaces are shutting down for a second time, I look at what happened last month in colorful and original graphs.