Academic IELTS Writing Task 1 Topic : employment patterns in the USA – Line Graph

Model answer 03:

The line graph depicts the employment patterns in the USA between 1930 and 2010, a period of 80 years. The overall labour force employment dropped over the period of time, whereas industrial, sales and office, technical and other services shows static increase.

It can be seen in the graph that fishing, farming and foresting are the labour force with highest employment. On the other hand, industrial, sales and office, technical and other services appears to have similar patterns and shows stability. In 1930, farming, fishing and foresting hits the percentage of approximately 70. The highest percentage among others. However, over the years, there was a dramatic drop of labour force employment in 2010 and end up 2%. Furthermore, sales and office though decreased its employment by 1940 but managed its sedate growth. Likely, technical and other services illustrates close similarity to sales and and office in terms of growth. Between 1940 and 1960, the labour force of employment is constant and end up 2% in 2010. In sharp contrast to this, most of the US citizen’s occupations are fishing, farming and foresting in 1930. There was a plateau of change from 1930 to 1970. But then leveled of from 1970 to 2010 ending up 2%.

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