Today’s Jobs Report in Pictures

October 7, 2011 at 9:58 am

Today’s jobs report shows that more than two years after the end of the recession, a strong jobs recovery remains elusive. With job creation still sluggish, unemployment still very high, and the proportion of the population with a job still severely depressed (see chart), policymakers should enact a serious jobs package posthaste.

Below are some charts to show how the new figures look in historical context. Here is our statement with further analysis.

See our chart book for more charts.

Unemployment Rate Remains Stubbornly High
Job Losses Far Exceed Other Recessions
Private Payrolls Have Grown for 19 Straight Months, But Slowly
Long-Term Unemployment At Record Levels

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Chad Stone is Chief Economist at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, where he specializes in the economic analysis of budget and policy issues. You can follow him on Twitter @ChadCBPP.

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