Value of body parts for injured workers

Oct 15, 2015

Earlier this year, ProPublica reported on the decline of Workers’ Compensation at the state and national levels. Continuing their efforts, they look specifically at Texas, where companies are “allowed to opt out and write their own benefit plans.”

An interactive shows the plans of about 40 companies in the state. Each row is a company, and each column is a body part. Orange squares represent the value that each plan places on a body part, and you’ll notice a wide range. Probably the most noticeable is what’s missing.

Favorites

Unemployment in America, Mapped Over Time

Watch the regional changes across the country from 1990 to 2016.

Reviving the Statistical Atlas of the United States with New Data

Due to budget cuts, there is no plan for an updated atlas. So I recreated the original 1870 Atlas using today’s publicly available data.

Years You Have Left to Live, Probably

The individual data points of life are much less predictable than the average. Here’s a simulation that shows you how much time is left on the clock.

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.