The Jobless Rate for People Like You

By Shan Carter, Amanda Cox and Kevin Quealy | The New York Times

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Obama’s 2012 Budget Proposal

By Shan Carter and Amanda Cox | The New York Times

Chart shows funds authorized to be spent during fiscal year. It does not show “off-setting receipts” — items like postage stamp sales, park fees, Medicare prescription drug premiums and federal agency contributions to employee retirement plans — that are counted as negative budget authority

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Mapping the Nation’s Well-Being

By Matthew Bloch and Bill Marsh | The New York Times

For the last three years, Gallup has called 1,000 randomly selected American adults each day and asked them about indicators of their quality of life. Responses are converted to the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index. Here are the 2010 results, sorted by Congressional districts.

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Immigration Explorer

Matthew Bloch and Robert Gebeloff | The New York Times

Matthew Bloch and Robert Gebeloff at The New York Times have designed a wonderful choropleth map of U.S. migration data going back to 1880. The user can select the origin of various immigration groups to see how they settled across the United States. A time slider provides an easy way to animate the data, either as percent of population, or in number of residents.

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