Due to its complexity, much of the subject matter concerning the economy requires detailed editorial commentary, often supported by relevant tables and graphs.
At the same time, though, there are many topics (e.g., relating to demographics, housing starts, etc.) that cry out for compelling ‘shorthand’ visualizations.
Whichever path is followed, the point of the journey, almost always, is to reach a bottom line or two.
To provide additional value, ConstructConnect is now pleased to offer an ongoing series of 1,000-word charts.
These will help readers sort out the ‘big picture’ more clearly.
This 1,000-word chart looks at U.S. initial jobless claims as of April 17, 2021.
U.S. Initial Jobs Claims Weekly ‒ as of April 17, 2021
Data source: Department of Labor.