This New York Times joblessness rate visualizer is a pretty great tool. And, while the usual caveats about causation not implying correlation apply, it also displays rather vividly how important a college degree is in the United States.

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Jesse Singal

Jesse Singal is a former opinion writer for The Boston Globe and former web editor of the Washington Monthly. He is currently a master's student at Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Policy. Follow him on Twitter at @jessesingal.