Welcome to Econographia!! This is a no nonsense site that has only one purpose, and that is to accurately present the historical record on our Nation’s economic performance in a graphical format. This is not a political site .. it has no affiliations. The data is sourced from the various government agencies responsible for compiling data on the performance of our Nation’s economy. These include the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), the Treasury Department, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the Census Bureau, and others.
The general posting format is to denote the subject matter (e.g., total unemployment January 2001 - November 2011), identify the sources and provide links to the site and/or data tables, display the graph, and present a summary. In addition, where possible, the underlying spreadsheet will also be posted.
Please feel free to copy, cut and paste. The author’s only interest is that citizens become more informed about the facts .. and less persuaded by memes and myths.
As they say, “a picture is worth a thousand words” ….