Incomplete X-Labels on Line Chart in Jupyter Notebook

My Code (in Jupyter Notebook):

import pandas as pd
import numpy as np
from matplotlib import pyplot as plt

unrate = pd.read_csv("unemployment-rate_csv.csv")
unrate.columns = ["DATE","VALUE"]
unrate["DATE"] = pd.to_datetime(unrate["DATE"])
first_12 = unrate[:12]

plt.ylabel("Unemployment Rate")
plt.title("Monthly Unemployment Trends, 1948")

What I expected to happen:

Display all x-labels for the 12 months of the year 1948.

What actually happened:

Only every 2nd label was shown: 1948-01, 1948-03, 1948-05, etc

I tried to replicate the unemployment rate line chart from the course “Line Charts” in Jupyter Notebook. I used the same code as in the DQ-environment but the number of x-labels was not the same. How can I display them all?


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the DQ course is this one
Here the 2 screenshots with identical code. The chart in Jupyter NB only displays half of the x-labels.

How to make it display all 12 months? Thanks.

Set the ticks with date values in plt.xticks()

plt.xticks(ticks=first_12["DATE"], rotation=90)
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Perfect! This did the job. Thank you.

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