Monday, November 17, 2014

Work in the Fast Lane! (Musical Tribute)

Fall 2009
BLS: Careers in Auto Racing: Work in the Fast Lane

The speed of racecars has accelerated steadily since then, as has the popularity of the sport. In public opinion polls of sports popularity, in fact, auto racing consistently finishes near the top. And racecar drivers may be the star of their event, but they depend on support from many others—including some workers who aren’t on the track.

Thanks U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics! What would we do without you?

The following chart shows the 5-year moving average of racetrack employment.

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Nice pyramid.

May 15, 2014
Two Decades of Decline for IndyCar Racing in America

In 1994, the Indy 500 was one of the biggest sporting events of the year.

In 2014, the Indy 500 won’t be the biggest sporting event of the weekend.

Blowin' and burnin', blinded by thirst. They didn't see the stop sign, took a turn for the worse. She said, "Listen, baby. You can hear the engine ring. We've been up and down this highway, haven't seen a goddamn thing." He said, "Call the doctor. I think I'm gonna crash." "The doctor says he's comin', but you gotta pay him cash."

Source Data:
BLS: CES Databases

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