Miles driven sharply down in the pandemic. This suggests that the CPI and the Retail Sales can’t both be right. Read More
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In the charts below we see, with the exception of New York, that death rates seem to correlate with dining levels with a lag of about six to eight weeks.
First, a comparison of four major states, followed by comparison of metros within these states (and the broader North East.)
Contrast San Francisco with Naples, FL! Read More
OpenTable.com is helpfully publishing data on what they see in year-over-year dining reserved through their service.
We plan on taking a look at the regional picture, but in this chart we plot their national data against the Payroll Survey estimates of two related employment sectors. Read More
We have divided all US counties into four groups depending on which Presidential candidate they had majorities for in 2012 and 2016. Read More
For the third quarter of 2019, while Major Metro areas posted jobs growth of 1.2% year over year, rural counties employment grew by only 0.5%. The gap had vanished at the start of last year, but it is now back to the 0.7% point differential seen in early 2017. Read More
Fun with animated bubble charts. Employment growth to 2019 Q3 for every US county. From 2009 and 2018. Read More