Youth Employment in Latin America is one of the visualizations which is very dear to my heart. It was my first Tableau Public upload which was recognized by an international organization. It was recognized as one of the top 5 visualizations by Inter-American Development Bank for their project. The data visualization looks at the youth labor market in Latin America and the Caribbean and puts light on the unemployment issues there.

Recognized by IADB!

Inter-American Development Bank in collaboration with #MakeoverMonday and #VizForSocialGood posted a challenge consisted of creating a data visualization based on youth employment data available on their portal. The challenge was to simplify the data so that it is easily understood. It was open for around two months and saw 50+ submissions. Of all the submissions they received, they highlighted five visualizations as their top ones. Mine was one of them. I felt very happy and motivated to be selected as top 5 in a worldwide competition. IADB even published an article about it. Click here to read it.

#MakeoverMonday & #VizForSocialGood coming together

By this time I was regularly doing MakeoverMonday challenges but had never come across VizForSocialGood. I became curious about them and checked their website. It was really cool! I really liked the concept of VizForSocialGood and the founder Chole Tseng was doing a really great job. There were a few projects done already and many people (including from Tableau community) were contributing to this initiative. IADB also does a wonderful job working to improve lives in Latin America and the Caribbean by providing financial and technical support there. They work to reduce poverty and inequality and help improve the health and education of the people.

The Visualization – Youth Employment in LATAM

Coming to the visualization, the design and the data representation is very simple. It has a simple heading at the top with a caption telling what is the visualization about. The center big doughnut chart focusses on the sectors where young people work. The map inside the doughnut can be used to filter for a particular country. If no country is selected, the data for the whole of LATAM is displayed. On the left, there is a small description of what is going on in these countries and what to look for in the viz. The stats on the right-side focus on population, unemployment and economic activity of these countries. These stats are filtered according to the selections made on the map.

The data for this visualization is sourced from IADB SIMS database. This was a Makeover Monday week 20 challenge and one of the projects on

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Last modified: November 28, 2017

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