Today’s Jobs Report in Pictures

February 7, 2014 at 9:51 am

Today’s jobs report offers mixed views of the job market, with employers reporting only modest additions to their payrolls but households reporting large employment gains. The usually more reliable payroll survey portrays a labor market that is healing only slowly from the Great Recession and subsequent protracted jobs slump. Time will tell if the more volatile household employment numbers presage better times. In any case, today’s report does not justify Congress’s reluctance to reinstate emergency federal jobless benefits.

Below are some charts to show how the new figures look in historical context. Click here for my full statement with further analysis.

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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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  1. Mike Liveright #

    I realize that the current recession is deep, but I’d like a chart of the job ‘growth/Unemployment rates’ from the bottom of the recession. It
    looks to me that the recovery is slower and slower for the later ones, and that this one is recovering roughly at the rate if the last one. If so then it indicates the growing structural problem, perhaps due to technology not the party/president in power.

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