How to find a chart of U.S. workforce composition by sector over time?
July 19, 2012 12:25 PM Subscribe
Looking for a simple economic history chart to make a simple point. An hour on google images has failed me; can the hive mind help out?
posted by sy to Computers & Internet (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I'm teaching an introductory expository writing course at the college level this fall. In my first class, I'd like to show the class a simple chart from a reputable source that shows how our economy has changed over time from primraily agricultural and industrial to information-based. In other words, I want to impress on them that writing clearly and communicating well are useful
skills, perhaps the most important they'll learn in college. After much searching, the best two charts I've found are this
, and this
. The problem is that the first one, which makes my point perfectly, doesn't supply its sources; the second one refers to GDP rather than employment, and is also a bit cluttered; and the third one seems to be a dead link. If anyone knows where or how to call this sort of thing up without too much trouble, I'd be grateful (and I won't be offended by a ltmgtfy.com url if I've just been using duffer search terms for some reason).