Back to the Fracking Patch

As often as we generate charts as part of our analysis, and as often as we use automated tools to generate them, there’s actually quite an art that goes into making them. Today’s is no different, other than we’re going to push the envelope beyond what we’ve done before as we resume and update a story we’ve been following by retelling how it goes and how we expect it will go in a single picture.

Residual Distribution for Weekly Seasonally-Adjusted Initial Unemployment Insurance Claims, 31 May 2014 - 29 August 2015

It would seem that OPEC’s “miserable failure” will likely have measurable negative consequences in the eight states indicated.