Edit note: Pseudonymous blogger Squarely Rooted posted this on his ello page earlier today, proving that you really can describe anything in emoji. We have republished it with permission.
Each emoji represents one one-thousandth (0.1%) of GDP. All data from 2013 BEA NIPA tables, with the exception of estimates of federal non-defense and state & local consumption expenditure breakdowns, derived from CBPP and Mercator estimates.
*Gross emojis actually total 1,334 because of imports and net foreign travel; net emoji equal 1,003 due to rounding.
Without further ado, here’s the US economy:
STATE AND LOCAL
LEGEND (similar categories merged):
Sports and Recreation
Watches and Jewelry
Phones and Faxes
Gas and Fuel
Pharmaceuticals and Medical Equipment
Supplies and Inventories
Newspapers, Magazines, etc
Owner Housing and Housing Construction
Net Foreign Travel
Other Federal Services
subtraction from the total
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