Ella Koeze

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Shape of unemployment

For The New York Times, Ella Koeze looks at the various types of unemployment and how rates changed over the past six months. The piece uses area charts, with a focus on the shape over time. With the consistent value axis and side-by-side placement, it’s kind of like a deconstructed stacked area chart, but with easier comparisons across categories. Tags: coronavirus, Ella Koeze, New York Times, unemployment

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If the unemployed lose $600 per week

A $600 per week benefit expires for the unemployed at the end of July. Congress is still deciding what to do after. For The New York Times, Ella Koeze highlights the percentage of usual income the unemployed will receive as a function of annual earnings and weekly benefit amount if the benefit goes away. Each dot represents a state. The percentage ranges in the background provide a point of reference...

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