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An Economy of Change

Our spinogram allows you to watch the U.S. economy change before your very eyes.
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This spinogram depicts U.S. gross domestic product, divided into constituent sources. Column widths are proportional to a year's real GDP, and each sector's contribution to GDP is reflected in box height. Color intensity varies with historical relative magnitude of a sector's contribution to GDP. Clearly shown is the service sector's 25-year rise to dominance, paralleling a drop in the importance of manufacturing and increasing transportation production in periods of high energy prices. Numbers in billions of dollars.

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Agriculture, forestry and fishing
Construction
Durable goods manufacturing
Finance, insurance and real estate
Government
Mining
Nondurable goods manufacturing
Retail trade services
Service
Transportation and public utilities
Wholesale trade

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