Department of Economic Research Equity Dashboards

Explore and compare economic information using interactive data dashboards from the Department of Economic Research.

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Asian American Equity Dashboard

For the best experience, use full screen mode by clicking the icon in the lower right corner of the dashboard. Hover your cursor over the information icon on each tab for more details about the data visualizations and how you can interact with them. View this dashboard on Tableau Public

 


Black/African American Equity Dashboard

For the best experience, use full screen mode by clicking the icon in the lower right corner of the dashboard. Hover your cursor over the information icon on each tab for more details about the data visualizations and how you can interact with them. View this dashboard on Tableau Public


Hispanic and Latino Equity Dashboard

For the best experience, use full screen mode by clicking the icon in the lower right corner of the dashboard. Hover your cursor over the information icon on each tab for more details about the data visualizations and how you can interact with them. View this dashboard on Tableau Public


Women in Workforce Equity Dashboard

For the best experience, use full screen mode by clicking the icon in the lower right corner of the dashboard. Hover your cursor over the information icon on each tab for more details about the data visualizations and how you can interact with them. View this dashboard on Tableau Public


Equity Dashboard Frequently Asked Questions

Are there plans for additional dashboards such as ones representing Pacific Islanders, Indigenous people, people with disabilities, LGBTQ people, and others?  

The current Equity Dashboards serve as a starting point and the Department of Economic Research welcomes feedback on how we can improve these dashboards and to inspire future projects. If you have suggestions about representation for a specific group, please let us know at economicresearch@mass.gov

 

Why does the Women in Workforce dashboard have different categories than the other Equity Dashboards?  

The availability and accessibility of data have implications for any analysis. For example, the Women in Workforce dashboard includes fewer tiles when compared to the other dashboards released in September of 2022. The lack of accessible and reliable data for certain demographics highlights the need for additional data collection efforts on both a state and federal level.   

 

How are race, ethnicity, and sex determined in the statistics used in the Equity Dashboards?  

The Equity Dashboards use data from multiple sources, each of which utilizes its own methods for demographic identification. Generally, racial, ethnic, and gender identity are self-reported by survey respondents for that program. More information related to identity from data sources can be found below.   

The U.S. Census Bureau includes information on its website about how racial and ethnic groups are defined in Census data. The U.S. Census also provides information on why they ask about race and ethnicity in the American Community Survey and why they ask about sex in the American Community Survey. Demographic concepts and definitions for the Current Population Survey can also be found on the Bureau of Labor Statistics website.  

  

When will the Equity Dashboards be updated to include 2022 data?  

The Equity Dashboards incorporate many data sources, each of which are published on different intervals. For some data sources, information is released monthly or quarterly, for other data sources information is released annually or every few years. The time between the collection period and the public availability of the data also varies. The Department of Economic Research will be updating the equity dashboards quarterly, with the next update expected in January of 2023. 

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