Posts Tagged ‘ Employment ’

Risks to US employment – automation and offshoring

July 20, 2017
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Employment - that's been a hot topic here in the US lately. Many of the manufacturing jobs we had in past decades are gone now, and it would be great if there was a crystal ball to predict which jobs might be at risk of disappearing in the future. The ...
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How to ‘stack the deck’ for a better graph!

June 2, 2017
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To stack the deck means to cheat or to fix something so a desired outcome is achieved. This term originated in card games, but can also be applied to other things. And here, I apply it (both metaphorically and literally) to creating a better graph! I r...
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Several ways to look at US unemployment data

May 17, 2017
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The US unemployment rate was down to 4.4% in April, which is the lowest we've seen since before the big recession (about 10 years ago). But a single number seldom tells the whole story, so let's look at unemployment data in several different ways, to g...
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U.S. federal government is shrinking

May 7, 2015
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I was surprised to find that the size of the U.S. federal government is smaller today, than in the past many decades - let's graph it out, so it's easy to analyze... The way I got started on this little adventure was via Jishai's graph on dadaviz.com. Here's a snapshot

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Six things I learned in Six Weeks

August 8, 2011
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A few things I’ve noticed in my first six weeks in the private sector: People have varying standards of quality work – Coworker A checked every last number (by hand!) on a 32 page report that involved combining PDF’s and we weren’t able to import into SAS.  Coworker B missed that my sum of...
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One Week Down

June 18, 2011
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A few things I learned during my first few days: Learning the data (aka Medical Billing Terminology) is going to be the toughest challenge. The one-week SQL crash course was a very good idea. Not having access to the TAB key makes code styling a pain. (SAS on Unix hints?) I really need reading...
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Starting Over

June 10, 2011
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Today is my last day weekday without a boss! I’ve throughly enjoyed the last two weeks of being temporarily unemployed but I’m ready to get back to work. I’m slightly nervous about the new position as I have no insiders at the new company. In the past, I’ve always known somebody on the inside...
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