Cook County Employee Healthcare Costs by Department – June 2012

I came across an interesting data set while browsing  It can be found here.  Judging by the title, it appears to be healthcare costs for the month of June in the year of 2012.  There is no description, or any additional information I could find about it.  The data contains a department code, a number of employees, and a total cost.  It looks like this:


I was curious, so I took the average cost of employee count (Cost / Emp num), per department.  I correlated the department numbers to labels from an alternative dataset also found on cook county’s data catalog.

My experiment resulted in two bubble charts.

Greater than 40 Employees



Greater than 40 Employees and less than 1,000


And now here’s the second chart processed with Google’s Deep Dream


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