US unemployment in the covid-19 downturn: exploring the evolution by states with a radial bar chart
You can mouse over the bar chart or the legend to get more details. you can also sort the bar chart by state population, % unemployment in 2020 or change from 2019 to 2020.
Comparing the unemployment rate in US states: sept 2019 vs. sept 2020.
To be honest, a dumbbell plot would have probably been easier to understand but sometimes, you might want to create unnecessary data viz to explore new tecnics. below is a visualization from alex murrell which inspired me.
Rings can be sorted by state population / % unemployment 2020 / change over the period
data :: over-the-year change in unemployment, by state, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics + population in us states, u.s. census bureau
using :: d3.js
code :: observable
inspired by :: Alex Murrell, the European unemployment in 2011