In March 2020, the job market began changing quickly in response to COVID-19 and related shutdowns. At Emsi we decided to respond by providing our job postings data in a public dashboard so decision-makers could better understand how various industries and regions were being impacted.
I enjoyed building out the first version of this dashboard. A few key NPM packages made putting this together a breeze:
React Select — great for simple autocomplete inputs
Recharts — charts that look good enough out of the box
React Simple Maps — d3-based maps that play nice with React
There are lots of packages out there to choose from, but these did the trick for something where time really mattered.