Interactive Exploration of the Employment Situation Report: From Fixed Tables to Dynamic Discovery

11 Aug 2016 Mancini Peter Bengfort Benjamin Shneiderman Ben

The monthly Bureau of Labor Statistics Employment Situation Report is widely anticipated by economists, journalists, and politicians as it is used to forecast the economic condition of the United States. The report has broad impact on public and corporate economic confidence; however, the online access to this data employs outdated techniques, using a PDF format containing solely text and fixed tabular information... (read more)

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