2023 APDU Data Storytelling Awards: Call for Visualizations
APDU is soliciting creative and meaningful stories driven by publicly available data (for example, data from the Census Bureau or Bureau of Labor Statistics) that blend numbers, narrative, and graphics.
About the Award:
APDU is updating its long-running Data Viz Awards to emphasize the importance of storytelling to communicate trends and insights to a variety of audiences, making data more accessible for community members and decision makers.
APDU welcomes submissions from:
Federal, State, and Local Government
Non-profit and research organizations, including academic institutions
Private sector firms, consultancies, and advocacy groups
Democratizing Labor Market Information: A Thought Piece
By: Julia Lane, Professor at New York University Wagner Graduate School of Public Service
It has never been more important to have timely, local, and actionable data on jobs and earnings – labor market data. Just in the past three years, we have seen the need in many areas, ranging from local responses to COVID-19, to the training of workers for the jobsresulting from such investments as the $280 billion CHIPS and Science Act, and requested for AI. Also, in past decades, the mismatch between workers and jobs has been blamed for the “deaths of despair”. It’s time to expand our infrastructure to include state and local data in a way that can democratize our access to and use of labor market information.