50 States

Business, Economics and Jobs

50 States: America's place in a shrinking world

PRI's The World is hitting the road to hear stories from across America.


Red state or blue state, we want to know about the issues that divide and unite this nation. Reporter Jason Margolis and producer Andrea Crossan will be meeting with people across the country to see how communities are changing in our hyper-globalized world. We’ll be talking trade, immigration, military preparedness - you name it, we're on it!

Should the US be more isolationist or more engaged? Is China an enemy or a valuable trading partner? Is Mexico ripping us off or creating a stronger North American economic zone? You tell us.

We’ll be working with local public radio stations to hear what’s going in towns and cities across the US. We’ll be asking listeners and readers to reach out and tell us about what’s happening where they live.

Choose a county to compare against the US
Median household income
Growth from 1989 to 2015
Percent change in income
Data marked as "N/A" may indicate the county has undergone major boundary changes that make the data incomparable or the data have been suppressed due to confidentiality or privacy concerns. Data are from the Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE) by the Census Bureau. The income estimates in 1989 have been inflation adjusted to 2015 dollars using the CPI-U-RS.
Employment by industry
Percentage of total employees in different industries. Roll over or click each bar to see details.
Per. point change
Jobs in 1990
Jobs in 2015
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Edu. & health services
Trade, transp. & utilities
Professional & biz. services
Leisure & hospitality
Manufacturing
Financial activities
Public administration
Construction
Other services
Information
Nat. resources & mining
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The changes are merely the difference between employment in 2015 and 1990 (2015 data minus 1990 data). They are not percent change. Data marked as "N/A" may indicate there was no reported employment in an industry, the data have been suppressed due to confidentiality or privacy concerns, or the county has undergone major boundary changes that make the data incomparable. Data are compiled from annual averages in the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) program by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Data include employees in the private-sector and in the local, state and federal governments. Click here for more details.
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