Where The Jobs Went



Job Voyager is a nifty interactive visualization representing the shift in occupations in the U.S. from 1850 to 2000. Scrolling over the graphic reveals the percentage of male and female workers holding each particular job each year. The elephant on the screen is farming, which diminishes from an occupation engaged in by nearly half the population in 1850 to a mere four-tenths of one percent of the population in 2000. Trending upward, for better or worse, are clerical workers, secretaries, teachers, and manager/owners.