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Charts of the week: Donuts

Because June 7 is “National Donut Day,” here are some charts from Brookings research that remind us of the tasty fried dough treat. Enjoy!
CRULLER: DIGITAL KNOWLEDGE AN INCREASING REQUIREMENT FOR US JOBS
In their analysis of digitalization in the American workforce, a team from the Metropolitan Policy Program detailed the digital content of hundreds of occupations in the U.S. “Workers of every stripe,” they observed, “from corporate finance officers to sales people to utility workers and nurses—are now spending sizable portions of their workdays using tools that require digital skills.”

The Root of Procrastination Lies In Our Ancestors – How To Change It
Friday December 07, 2018

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MINI-DONUTS: MILLENNIALS DELAY HOMEOWNERSHIP
While across the country homeownership rates have not shown long-term declines, William Frey noted that the housing bust of the Great Recession occurred just as members of the millennial generation were entering the housing market. “This tamped down their homeownership rate compared with young adults at earlier ages,” he said, adding that “this delay in homeownership may be robbing millennials of a head start toward a traditional means of wealth accumulation.”

Brave Man Saves 400-lb Black Bear From Drowning
Monday July 29, 2019

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HOLES: BROADBAND INTERNET ACCESS LAGGING IN RURAL AREAS
Experts documented the deployment of broadband internet services by metropolitan area. “Broadband, especially wireline broadband in American homes,” they wrote, “is the essential infrastructure for unlocking the internet’s economic benefits.” They noted that the largest gap at 25 Mbps speed is in rural areas.

Contemporizing Classics (9 Photos)
Monday November 26, 2018

  Brazilian designer Rodrigo Pinheiro, a.k.a. Paste in Place, discovered the art of collage at a young age. As a child, he would spend hours cutting up the pages of old magazines and arranging the images anew, giving life to the imaginary worlds in his …

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Thanks to the social media team in the Brookings Office of Communications for inspiring this edition of Charts of the Week with this Twitter thread.
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