This week's themes: how jobs affect cities, how technology affects jobs, and how the economy changes everything.
THE CITY GROWS FROM 9-5
Transportation planners and emergency response teams know that daytime population and nighttime population are two very different things. But just how different are they?
New data from the American Community Survey, parsed and published by The Atlantic Cities, shows that Manhattan's population doubles during the typical work day - from commuters alone. (Figures do not include tourists and other travelers.)
FROM HORSE-DRAWN CARTS TO SMARTPHONES
(also BEST CHART OF THE WEEK)
New analysis from the Office for National Statistics summarizes 170 years of industrial change in England and Wales. Highlights:
- At every Census from 1841, the percentage of people working in agriculture and fishing has declined. In 1841, 22% of people worked in this industry and by 2011 this had fallen to less than 1%.
- The service workforce grew from 33% of workers in 1841 to 81% -- dwarfing all other sectors -- in 2011.
- Women outnumber men in service jobs. Men outnumber women in manufacturing and construction.
|Source: Office for National Statistics|
MIGRATION STORY OF THE RECESSION
The biggest population changes that happened from the Great Recession (aside from the birth dearth): big cities grew and more people stayed put.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT...
Headline writers think demographers shrank Germany.
Hurricane season started.