Last year, I wrote a blog post about how U.S. presidents have limited influence over the economy. As part of that post, I showed the relationship between the unemployment rate and participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP; formerly known as food stamps). That graph–a connected scatterplot–was, admittedly, a bit of a mess (though I thought the annotation was quite nice), but I didn’t want to do side-by-side line charts because the correlation is important.

So, what would you have done with this data? How would you have visualized it? I’m providing the data in Excel format as well as a downloadable (zipped) Tableau workbook.