Overview

This library comes from FiveThirtyEight's story on earnings of college majors based on data from the American Community Survey 2010-2012 Public Use Microdata Series. Included is information about employment numbers, major information, and the earnings of different majors.

http://www.census.gov/acs/www/data_documentation/pums_documentation/
https://github.com/fivethirtyeight/data/tree/master/college-majors

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Field Descriptions

JSON Path Type Comment Example Value
[0].Major Information dict {u'Major Code': 2419, u'Rank by Median Earnings': 1, u'Major': u'PETROLEUM ENGINEERING', u'Total Number in Major': 2339, u'Major Category': u'Engineering'}
[0].Demographics dict {u'Men': 2057, u'Women as Share of Total': 0.120564344, u'Women': 282}
[0].Employment dict {u'Part Time': 270, u'Unemployed': 37, u'Unemployment Rate': 0.018380527, u'Full Time': 1849, u'Employed': 1976, u'Full Time, Year-Round': 1207}
[0].Earnings dict {u'Non-College Jobs': 364, u'College Jobs': 1534, u'Earnings Breakdown': {u'Median Earnings': 110000, u'75th Percentile of Earnings': 125000, u'25th Percentile of Earnings': 95000}, u'Low Wage Jobs': 193}
[0].Earnings.Earnings Breakdown.Median Earnings int 110000
[0].Earnings.Earnings Breakdown.75th Percentile of Earnings int 125000
[0].Earnings.Earnings Breakdown.25th Percentile of Earnings int 95000
[0].Demographics.Men int 2057
[0].Demographics.Women as Share of Total float 0.120564344
[0].Demographics.Women int 282
[0].Major Information.Major Code int 2419
[0].Major Information.Rank by Median Earnings int 1
[0].Major Information.Major unicode PETROLEUM ENGINEERING
[0].Major Information.Total Number in Major int 2339
[0].Major Information.Major Category unicode Engineering
[0].Earnings.Non-College Jobs int 364
[0].Earnings.College Jobs int 1534
[0].Earnings.Earnings Breakdown dict {u'Median Earnings': 110000, u'75th Percentile of Earnings': 125000, u'25th Percentile of Earnings': 95000}
[0].Earnings.Low Wage Jobs int 193
[0].Employment.Part Time int 270
[0].Employment.Unemployed int 37
[0].Employment.Unemployment Rate float 0.018380527
[0].Employment.Full Time int 1849
[0].Employment.Employed int 1976
[0].Employment.Full Time, Year-Round int 1207