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Economics Unbound: The US journalism job market – plotted

On the Business Week Economics Unbound blog, Michael Mandel takes ‘a shot at assessing the state of the journalism job market’, using US government data and what he knows about ‘the dynamics of labour markets and industries’.

Part One gives us some pretty depressing graphs, charting the number of jobs from 1990-2009 in each sector:

“What we have is a wipeout in newspapers, plus what looks like a combination of secular and cyclical declines in other ‘journalistic’ industries.”

Graphs at this link…

Mandel has used statistics from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics; any ideas for how we could attempt something similar for the UK?