The numerous covid-19 tracking sites. People like being able to clearly see what's going on in the world. There's a distinct lack of real time unemployment info on the internet. Looking at the BLS.gov site is confusing (just like their API) - and there isn't a lot of alternative sources for this reason.
What it does
What it should do is take the data provided by the bls.gov developer api, and use it to generate charts with chart.js.
How I built it
I used reactjs with reactjs-router and bootstrap to create the skeleton of the site. I use hooks to generate the chart using
react-chartjs-2 and then display the data.
Challenges I ran into
Parsing the bls.gov api, figuring out how to ask it for specific parts of the data. It required a nested loop to get at a nested list that contained the data.
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
What I learned
What's next for Unemployer
Building out the parsing so that I can generate charts using react components.