How to track the Unemployment Rate of US Cities with Google

Google just launched a very useful feature that you should add to your bag of tricks.

Google Helps you Track the Unemployment Rate of US Cities

Here is a quote from their blog:

We just launched a new search feature that makes it easy to find and compare public data. So for example, when comparing Santa Clara county data to the national unemployment rate, it becomes clear not only that Santa Clara’s peak during 2002-2003 was really dramatic, but also that the recent increase is a bit more drastic than the national rate:

Google Data Trends
If you go to Google.com and type in [unemployment rate] or [population] followed by a U.S. state or county, you will see the most recent estimates:

Google Data Trends
Once you click the link, you’ll go to an interactive chart that lets you add and remove data for different geographical areas.

Here’s a video showing how it works:


 

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Jessica Miller-Merrell

Jessica Miller-Merrell

Jessica Miller-Merrell (@jmillermerrell) is a workplace change agent, author and consultant focused on human resources and talent acquisition living in Austin, TX. Recognized by Forbes as a top 50 social media influencer and is a global speaker. She’s the founder of Workology, a workplace HR resource and host of the Workology Podcast.

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