Migration Maps: The Real Social Networks (II)

Earlier this week I wrote about U.S. mobility at the city and county level, calling it a proxy for a kind of social network in economic, innovation and physical terms. Here is another slice of that sort of data, this time from a EU report excerpted by the ever-eclectic Michael Cembalest of JP Morgan in a new report.

This table compares labor mobility in the U.S. with that of European countries. The differences are, in a word, striking, with the U.S. much more mobile than Europe. It helps reinforce one of the things that does make the U.S. a different economic case: the fluidity and impermanence of life here.