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150 Years of American Occupations


Image: Job Voyager


Job Voyager is a set of interactive charts showing changing occupations reported to the US Census Bureau from 1850-2000. It was made by Jeffrey Heer of the University of California at Berkeley from data collected by the University of Minnesota's Population Center using the visualization software Flare. You can use the feature to examine the rise and fall of different occupations and gender roles in American history.

Link via Fast Company

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whitcwa, I know you weren't talking to me, but I did think of checking farrier when I first visited the site. Farrier is not listed, but it's modern-day counterpart, blacksmith is. Wagoner, wheelwright, chairman, President, and maintenance worker are not listed either. You can, however, get results for specific trades. Despite it's drawbacks in data availability, it is a fast and very neat presentation.
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