In my last article, I created a dashboard using BLS and US Census data to quickly analyze US unemployment by race and industry in each county. This article will continue off of that, researching some of the counties suffering the most from COVID-19, and try to paint a better picture of what issues surround these communities.
My goal is to identify primarily Black counties that are suffering economically, and find commonalities (or differences) between them.
I’ve separated this process into four steps:

  1. Find Counties of Interest to Compare (using USA Data Dashboard)
  2. Contextualize the Counties Through Media and Policy (with Webscraping and NLP)
  3. Quantify the Problems (using Open Data Sources)
  4. Acknowledge Biases and Improvements in Approach

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Using Data Science to Study Economic Inequality in the United States
1.35 GEEK