The Whole Pie (1 of 6)

There are only 8 days to the election, right?  Well, I have something which you will need for the next 10 years if you live in the United States, and it's a series of posts based on this pie chart:

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That Pie Chart is the result of the 2007 US Economic Census, and it tells us what the total wages paid out by all the major industry groups (non-government) were in 2007.  You can click it to enlarge it.  There's enough information in this chart to make you both angry and sad and amazed for the next 3 weeks, but this is where we are starting for the count-down to election day.

Enjoy.  More tomorrow.


Nash Equilibrium said...

I wonder where agriculture is in there?

FX Turk said...

That's a fair question: this is non-farm payrolls, just as when the Unemployment figures are rolled out.

You can find the raw data behind this graph here: