Weekend Minis – Government, Environment & Angry Employee

Posted to Data Sources  |  Nathan Yau

FedStats - Provides access to the full range of official statistical information produced by the Federal Government, including population, eduction, crime, and health care.

MAPLight - A detailed database that brings together information on campaign contributions and votes in the California legislature. Check out the video tour.

EarthTrends - A collection of information regarding the environmental, social, and economic trends that shape our world.

Angry Employee Deletes All of Company's Data - A woman about to "lose" her job goes to the office at night and deletes 7 years' worth of data. Can we say backup, please?


Jobs Charted by State and Salary

Jobs and pay can vary a lot depending on where you live, based on 2013 data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Here’s an interactive to look.

Where Bars Outnumber Grocery Stores

A closer look at the age old question of where there are more bars than grocery stores, and vice versa.

Where People Run in Major Cities

There are many exercise apps that allow you to keep track of your running, riding, and other activities. Record speed, …

Real Chart Rules to Follow

There are rules—usually for specific chart types meant to be read in a specific way—that you shouldn’t break. When they are, everyone loses. This is that small handful.