Where Are The Jobs?
Ever since I learned about the Census LEHD data I’ve been wondering what a full map of all the jobs in the United States would look like. It took until winter break, but I’ve finally managed to put one together. Heavily inspired by the Racial Dot Map, this visualization plots one dot for every job in the United States (based on the counts of jobs by census block).
Looking at jobs this way gives a nice sense of the urban structure–you can really see how concentrated jobs are in certain parts of metro areas, and how different sectors have markedly different spatial distributions.