Explore how the people age 18 to 34 have changed over the last four decades through data…

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Found this geo-app over on the government census site.  You can click into a state and see what the millennial look like to previous generations through a data lenses.

Try it: http://www.census.gov/censusexplorer/censusexplorer-youngadults.html

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Click the Show Full Report button to see details of the analytics.

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Enjoy, Patrick

Track The Massive Congestion At The Port Of Long Beach In Real Time. #maps #viz

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Things on the West Coast Ports are going from bad to worse and with no resolution in sight, it is now beginning to cripple the US economy.  As more and more distributors, retailers, producers, manufacturers, and ordinary mom and pop business, decide that the time has come to blame something – last year it was the Polar Vortex which compared to the current climate conditions was a spring breeze – for what is a global economic depression, one from which the US is not decoupling. That something being the west coast port strike this time, coming soon to a Wall Street scapegoating “analyst” near you soon.

For those interested in tracking the port congestion as it gets progressively worse, here is a live map courtesy of

MarineTraffic: http://www.marinetraffic.com/en/

The shipping traffic in Long Beach

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Not much going on in Seattle.

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And, over in China…

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Click on a ship and get the details.  Very cool site!

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Enjoy, Patrick

U.S. Gas Prices over the last 10 years via @MSExcel and @Tableau with forecasts!

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I download petroleum numbers from http://www.eia.gov/petroleum/supply/weekly/ and mapped them in excel.  Interesting to see the big drop in 2009, climb up and then drop hard at the end of 2014/15.

I thought it would be interesting to use Tableau to forecast the prices for the next few months.  Interesting….

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Lower prices still???

Enjoy, Patrick

U.S. seen adding 230,000 jobs in January

The jobs report came out very positive the other week saying over 230 jobs added in January.  But I don’t think part-time jobs should count… Gallup CEO, Jim Clifton came out and discounted the results right away.  Basically calling the jobs number very misleading.  Good for him.

My previous company did a lot of analytics for Gallup and I trust my numbers than the government….

Looks like Marketwatch is using Microsoft Excel!

Source: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/us-seen-adding-230000-jobs-in-january-2015-02-05?mod=MW_story_latest_news&link=sfmw

Enjoy, Patrick

What does the #Layoff picture look like through Social lenses? w/@plusonesocial

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Just last week our company downsized a lot of people including me!  Smile  I’m cool with it as it allows me a lot more free time to get back to doing what I love to do the most.  Analyze and report data trends.

Well, I thought I would use PlusOneSocial and search on the hashtag #layoff and see what people are saying!  Most people are tweeting about their layoffs early in the morning or afternoon.  Why?  Because that is when they get the notice!

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Interesting to see what the other hashtags are which include #unemployment, #jobs, #oil, #target and #texas being the most active.

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If you want to do your own analysis like this for FREE, just visit http://www.plusonesocial.com and download the app.  You’ll be a social media analytics expert in minutes.

Enjoy, Patrick