Chart of the Week: Where the smokers are
A new data visualization lets you pinpoint where smoking is most and least common around the world.
5 facts about economic inequality
With issues of economic inequality becoming more prominent, a “5 Facts” primer.
Long-term unemployment remains high
Nearly four-in-ten unemployed Americans have been out of work for at least six months.
Under health reform, non-group insurance market will more than double
The estimated number of Americans who relied on non-group health insurance coverage before the Affordable Care Act took effect.
Chart of the Week: The best-performing U.S. cities
Technology and energy drove the strongest urban economies last year.
Congress ends least-productive year in recent history
Congress enacted 57 laws — just 49 of them substantive — in the first session of its two-year term, the smallest first-year legislative output in nearly two decades.
For most wireless-only households, look south and west
The states with the most wireless-only households tend to be largely rural and in the West or South; households in the Northeast are most likely to hang onto their landlines.
Chart of the Week: Coffee and tea around the world
Worldwide tea is far more popular than coffee, but preferences for one beverage over the other fall into distinct geographic patterns.
Global inequality: How the U.S. compares
The U.S. has one of the most unequal income distributions among developed nations — even after taxes and transfer payments are taken into account.
The many ways to measure economic inequality
From President Obama down to local minimum-wage ordinances, issues of economic inequality have been pushing their way back into the national conversation — particularly among Democrats. In a Bloomberg survey earlier this month, 71% of Democrats said the government should work to narrow the gap between rich and poor, while 68% of Republicans said the government should […]