Austrian newspaper Der Standard has created a data visualization illustrating changes in employment trends for 25 to 64-year-olds in Austria from 2001 to 2014. The newspaper’s analysts used Austrian government data from the 2001 census and 2014 labor statistics to create a color coded map of municipalities in the country where certain colors represent where employment rates grew, declined, or stayed the same. They largely found that employment grew across the country, and particularly in urban areas, but this may have been a result of increases in part-time positions. They further analyzed trends in certain industries to find that agricultural sector jobs are declining, while knowledge and service based positions are rising.
Visualizing Employment Changes in Austria
Michael Steinberg is a Google policy fellow at the Center for Data Innovation, where he researches open data issues in government. He was previously an editorial fellow at GovLoop where he wrote content on modernizing government technologies. Prior to joining GovLoop, Michael was a research fellow at the Partnership for Public Service, a paralegal for an intellectual property law firm, and he held internships on Capitol Hill, at the National Archives, and in local government. Michael is a graduate of the University of Maryland in College Park, where he double majored in Government and Sociology. He is currently a second year Master’s of Public Policy student at George Washington University specializing in technology policy.
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