U.S. Still Suffering From High Unemployment


by Steven Davies on Jul 29, 2013 | Views: 130 | Score: 2
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19491
19581
1975-7616
1976-779
19807
1981(Jan)1
1981(May-June)2
1981-8432
1984(July-Aug)2
19924
2009-2013(Present)54
Consecutive weeks of unemployment rate >= 7.5
Sources: data.bls.gov
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Steven Davies
Steven Davies on Jul 29, 2013 7:05 PM said:

Since 1949, the U.S. unemployment rate has risen to 7.5% or above 11 different times. Currently, the unemployment rate has been at or above 7.5% for 54 consecutive months, the most consecutive months of high unemployment in over 60 years. The next closest streak was from 1981-84, with 32 consecutive months high unemployment (>=7.5).

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Anonymous on Aug 31, 2013 11:56 AM said:

hmmm a binary chart like this seems like it might skew perception. I'd like to see this next to a chart of average employment percentages to see if it matches up.

Also, the time scale on the bottom is a little ridiculous. It really makes it hard to understand what the data is saying.

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