People worry about data overload. Fooey. Charts and musings by Nathan Yau.
How Much Minimum Wage Changed in Each State
Minimum wage has increased over the years, but by how much depends on where you live.
How Spending Changed for Different Income Groups
I compared spending in 1996 against the most recent spending estimates from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Unemployment and Occupation
Unemployment has hit some industries more than others. Here's how the most recent estimates compare against last year's.
NBA Players Traded, Historical Percentages
It seems like there’s been more player movement than usual over the years. Didn’t players used to play on a single team for the entirety of their careers?
What to Call Your Distant Relative
When you have a big family, it's a challenge to figure out how everyone is related. So here are some charts to help you figure it out.
Who Makes More Money
Someone mentioned that $400,000+ per year was commonplace in American households. That seemed like an odd comment.
Air Quality Mapped Over Time
With wildfires burning in the western United States, smoke fills the air. This is an animation of the air quality during the past couple of months.
Timeline of California Wildfires
The wind was blowing smoke and ash from wildfires further up north from where I live. The sky turned an eerie orange. I wondered about past fires and made the chart below.
Multiple Causes of Death
There's a 6 percent figure from the CDC that could be easily misinterpreted. Here's what it means.
Redefining Old Age
What is old? When it comes to subjects like health care and retirement, we often think of old in fixed terms. But as people live longer, it's worth changing the definition.
Finding the New Age, for Your Age
You've probably heard the lines about how "40 is the new 30" or "30 is the new 20." What is this based on? I tried to solve the problem using life expectancy data. Your age is the new age.
This Age is the New Age
30 is the new 20. Wait. 40 is the new 20. No, scratch…
Restaurant Reopenings, a Comparison to Last Year
Restaurants are reopening for dining across the United States. Some states are doing it faster than others.
It's hard to think of much else. These maps show the racial divide between black and white people in major cities.
Impact on Households in the United States
The Census Bureau has been running the Household Pulse Survey since April 23, 2020 to get some gauge for how the pandemic is changing things at home. Here's how things look so far.